Heroku vs. Google App Engine vs. AppHarbor

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What is Heroku?

Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.

What is Google App Engine?

Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.

What is AppHarbor?

AppHarbor is a fully hosted .NET Platform as a Service. AppHarbor can deploy and scale any standard .NET application to the cloud.
Why do developers choose Heroku?
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Why do developers choose Google App Engine?
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Why do developers choose AppHarbor?
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What are the cons of using Heroku?
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What are the cons of using Google App Engine?
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What are the cons of using AppHarbor?
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How much does Heroku cost?
Heroku Pricing
How much does Google App Engine cost?
Google App Engine Pricing
How much does AppHarbor cost?
AppHarbor Pricing
What companies use Heroku?
1812 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Google App Engine?
582 companies on StackShare use Google App Engine
What companies use AppHarbor?
2 companies on StackShare use AppHarbor
What tools integrate with Heroku?
117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with Google App Engine?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Google App Engine
What tools integrate with AppHarbor?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with AppHarbor

What are some alternatives to Heroku, Google App Engine, and AppHarbor?

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud.
  • Apollo - GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more
  • OpenShift - Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps.
  • Azure Websites - Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds

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