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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 Clever Cloud?
Clever Cloud is a polyglot cloud application platform. The service helps developers to build applications with many languages and services, with auto-scaling features and a true pay-as-you-go pricing model.
What is Cloud Foundry?
Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
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1356 Companies Using Heroku
19 Companies Using Clever Cloud
5 Companies Using Cloud Foundry
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Great way to get apps out there, easy to outgrow
February 04, 2014 11:12
Can't beat the simplicity of deploying and managing apps, the pricing is a bit high, but you are paying for those streamlined tools. However, after several experiences of tracing issues back to Heroku's stack, not having visibility into what they are doing has prompted moving two applications off of it and on to other more transparent cloud solutions. Heroku is amazing for what it is, hosting for early stage products.
Indispensable for prototyping
February 04, 2014 03:51
I've been using Heroku for 3 years now, they have grown super fast and each time they're improving their services. What I really like the most is how easily you can show to your client the advances on you project, it would take you maximum 15 minutes to configure two environments (Staging/Production). It is simply essential and fantastic!
Good servers to start out on
May 10, 2014 14:11
I use Heroku as a starting server for my app. Heroku is easy to use and isn't crashing on me all the time.
Heroku is for everyone
March 24, 2014 06:39
I use Heroku, for almost any project of mine. Their free plan is awesome for testing, solo developers or your startup and its almost impossible to not cover you somehow. Adding an add on is a simple command away and I find it easy to use it both on my Windows PC or my Linux laptop. Their documentation, covers almost everything. In particular I have used Heroku for Spring, Django and AngularJS. I even find it easier to run my project on my local dev with foreman start, than ./manage.py runserver (for my django projects). There is no place like Heroku for the developer!
Stress free PAAS
May 05, 2014 01:47
Using Heroku takes away all the pains associated with managing compute and backing services. It may require a little extra optimisation and tweaks, but these constraints often make your app better anyway.
Easy to Use and Free to Get Started
April 06, 2016 08:39
I liked how easy this was to use and that I could create some proof of concepts without have to pay. The downside for NodeJS is remote debugging. Pretty much have to depend on logging where Azure allows remote debugging with Node Inspector.
September 16, 2014 02:41
Deploy any of your apps easily on the cloud, auto-scale in a breeze, great customer support, I use it everyday!
We use it for Devoxx France, the biggest developer conference in France
September 16, 2014 02:44
We started to use Clever Cloud for Devoxx France, a conference for developers, 1500 attendees in April. After a quick and successful first deployment, we decided to use it to host the CallForPaper for speakers, a Play2+Scala application. The support is reactive, and we had also the ability to test with their team some new features such as Redis and ElasticSearch.
App hosting designed by developers, for developers
September 16, 2014 05:57
Whether you want to deploy your apps through Git or FTP, Clever-Cloud is a very powerful solution for developers that want to host their apps without losing time on the hosting. Also, if you have any question that is not on their documentation, they have a bunch of very kind people available on their phones. To sum up, Clever-Cloud is the best alternative to Heroku/AWS on the market.
Perfect for polyglot programmers
September 16, 2014 05:55
I work as a freelancer and I'm used to pick the right tool for the right job. As a result I have projects in Node.js, Play framework, JEE with multiple DB engines (postgresql, mysql, couchbase, mongodb)… Using a PaaS with native support of these stacks make me save lots of time. I can also setup beta environments to share ongoing work with my clients before prime-time. Deployment fits well in my workflow (git push). The blue-green deployment process saved my ass several times when I needed to deploy fixes during a surge of traffic.
The support is quick to answer and takes feedback into account.
zero configuration hosting
September 16, 2014 07:09
Awesome hosting for Play Framework applications. We are developers, not administrators. We want to write code, not to delve into configuration details. Clever Cloud liberates your mind for coding.
Great service & Amazing support !
September 17, 2014 09:32
Easy setup, quick deploy and competitive price. And on top of that efficient & friendly support. Congrats guys :)
CleverCloud offer a great service
October 30, 2014 08:37
I have several applications deployed by CleverCloud. A very stable, easy to use platform.
Working perfectly well!
November 09, 2014 08:53
Nothing to add. It's working well.
Easy to setup !
November 23, 2014 09:08
We use it for our Scala conference http://scala.io, it's really easy to setup.
You can checkout our code here https://github.com/ScalaIO/scala.io_web_main/tree/scalaio-2014 (the deployment is a bit more complicated than just
git push but that stays manageable).
One of the best node.js as a service
November 29, 2014 14:51
I use Clever Cloud for my projects and I was never disappointed by them. I really recommend them!
Clever apps with extreme support
December 01, 2014 06:47
First time I find a free plan with such an extreme support. Well done guys!
Say Goodbye to server administration
February 01, 2015 14:17
I'm big fan of PaaS because I hate wasting time in server configuration and I can more focus on business, code... I use clevercloud to host my B2B web application and I love it! It's easy to use and support a lot of programming langages. Deploy in production in 30 sec with just a git push and forget about everything. Say Good bye to server administration ! Special mention for customer support that it reply in less than 24h. Just Awesome !
November 03, 2015 17:51
simply it's great. it's easy to use. push to deploy, able to connect remotely to the database..
Realy easy and powerful, what else?
May 01, 2015 04:57
I just git push my App and everything works perfectly. No need to setup a server and choose the enought powerful server it's done for me very cleverly.
Fast,easy and secure service+great support
May 01, 2015 23:04
This is one of the best PaaS company at this time.They have really a bulletproof infrastructure.I would recommend everyone to use Clever-Cloud. Keep it up team Clever-Cloud
Regards Usama Khalid Founder at Bitappo
Perfect for high-traffic website!
October 07, 2015 11:14
These guys rock! We host our social network Uplust on Clever Cloud and we are really happy about the way it is managed. Easy to use, always here to make some great recommendations about structure optimization. I was a bit scary to move to the cloud but it was the perfect timing to satisfy our 250.000 users. Thanks guys, keep up the good work! The little plus: the CEO answers even at 2am. :)
Easy to deploy
October 07, 2015 22:27
We use it for our play2+java application hosting. It is easy to setup the account, evaluate apps with free credits and development DB and finally deployment is very easy for play framework based application and git. Support is very prompt in responding be it email or chat on console.
Scalability rocks !
October 08, 2015 09:36
We manage a few websites, and some of them with quite a bit a traffic (a.k.a more than 2 millions page views per month) so we were looking for a good service to host them. Clever Cloud are fast, have a great support and help us grow without thinking about server management or what so ever. When we need ressources, it deploys and gives us the power we need, when we don't it gives us enough to go. A smart, good and reliable choice. Keep up the good work guys !
Best experience yet
October 27, 2015 12:56
I adopted node.js the year it came out. I have hosted my experimental and general purpose sites on many cloud hosting services, including ones that don't exist any more.
Clever Cloud has been by far the best experience yet. There was a brief, steep learning curve, but I had excellent personal support from Quentin himself and several other excellent techs.
I have high confidence in this service and I will recommend it to my associates and expect to deploy large scale sites soon. All I can say is good job and well done! They do everything right, and its a breeze tracking and controlling many sites.
Simple to use and autoscale
October 19, 2015 00:35
Very simple to use. We achieved to deploy nodejs in one click.
Great Service & Performance
January 14, 2016 12:51
Great & simple tools, performance, good service : work fine !
Easy to use PaaS with stunning support
March 01, 2016 05:36
I use Clever Cloud for my Django apps, their solution is easy to use and the support has no match. I left Heroku, to go and use Clever Cloud and I am more than happy with my choice: it is much more reliable and cheaper on many points.
February 01, 2016 11:09
I went from never having deployed a node.js app to production in very little time. Frankly I did not expect that.
Great job guys!
March 10, 2016 12:13
We use clever to host a CRM and everything is cool in my experience; a lot of tools to deploy in a few clicks, MySQL ? 2 clicks. A web app for your CMS ? 3 clicks. Deploy a new version? 1 git push.
Just easy to setup, easy to maintain, easy to engage new developer on this stack, and if you need some help, ping them and see how fast your question we be answered, at night, on weekends...
OH, and your know what? It just works all the time, and pricing is fair.
Guys: You Rocks !
June 16, 2017 03:48
gives pleasure to code !
March 13, 2018 08:58
Incredibly easy, always available, french !
Great Platform and Teams
July 17, 2016 09:28
I'm the owner of a french iOS development company. Started in 2010, we were using our own servers for developing mobile application backend. Until the day where i have discovered CleverCloud platform and switched to use it. Now we can focus on the development part and let CleverCloud do all the servers stuff. It's easy to configure, easy to use, it performs great and the support is very reactive. And the price is very competitive. I strongly recommend.
August 25, 2016 01:54
I tried various PAAS provider for my Java web app. Clever cloud has won my comparison by far. It is very easy to use and scaling works like a charm!
Phenomenal service and support!
April 14, 2017 15:34
We have recently moved our Playframework app to Clevercloud. It was relatively painless and the few issues we did have was mostly of the RTM type.... in fact, everything came down to minor configuration tweaks on our side... the Clevercloud stack performed flawlessly throughout.
The Clevercloud team doesn't have a moat of "Level 1 Support" people around their technical experts, who try to fob off support queries with canned responses, like a lot of other hosting companies do.... when you have a technical question it gets answered by a member of the core engineering team, pretty much straight away. They are knowledgeable, think out the box and are willing to entertain non-standard requests (within reason).
The platform is accessible via a web-based console or a custom CLI. Both are easy and straightforward to use. Changing your scaling strategy (vertical, horizontal or both) is dead simple, as are deployments (git push). We don't use Github, but I understand things are even easier if you do. The infrastructure also seems quite robust (a little early to tell for sure) and is certainly performant.
For us as primarily software developers who do server admin, etc. mostly in self-defence, the Clevercloud platform and team is heaven sent. It's like having your own data centre, run by your own team of dedicated devops ninjas... at a fraction of the price and none of the HR issues 😄
May 10, 2017 08:12
Very nice !
Good support team: pleasant, responsive, complete and knowledgeable.
Good documentation: Very well guided.
Unusual simplicity: Excellent !
A very nice team :)
An awesome platform run by an awesome team
August 31, 2017 01:04
The platform is really easy to use, everything works as expected, no surprise. The first app I deployed was a Spring Boot app; in less than an hour, I've been able to write the hello world app, subscribe and deploy.
The pricing is fair, and you pay for your use only (no hidden cost such as app storage or something like that).
And the biggest point: the support is awesome. If you miss something, just ask: they will give you the help you need.
To sum up: give a try, and I'm pretty sure you will never go back.
Clever Cloud is awesome!
September 19, 2017 08:18
Clever Cloud helps me a lot!
GAE to Clever Cloud
August 07, 2017 09:27
I use to be using GAE, but now I switch to Clever Cloud, the deployment time is much faster, and more GitHub repo friendly
Mobtest uses Heroku
Our app is built using Ruby on Rails. We deploy on Heroku via github. We have separate instances for prod and staging, and can increase/decrease dyno's depending on load.
StackShare uses Heroku
StackShare uses Heroku
Not having to deal with servers is a huge win for us. There are certainly trade-offs (having to wait if the platform is down as opposed to being able to fix the issue), but we’re happy being on Heroku right now. Being able to focus 100% of our technical efforts on application code is immensely helpful.
Two dynos seems to be the sweet spot for our application. We can handle traffic spikes and get pretty consistent performance otherwise.
We have a total of four apps on Heroku: Legacy Leanstack, StackShare Prod, StackShare Staging, StackShare Dev. Protip: if you’re setting up multiple environments based on your prod environment, just run heroku fork app name. Super useful, it copies over your db, add-ons, and settings.
We have a develop branch on GitHub that we push to dev to test out, then if everything is cool we push it to staging and eventually prod. Hotfixes of course go straight to staging and then prod usually.
danlangford uses Heroku
With its complimentary SSL (on *.herokuapp.com) we can test everything. Our dev branch is built and deployed out to Heroku. Testing happens out here. not production cause $20/mo is TOO much to pay for the ability to use my own SSL purchased elsewhere.
SmartLogic uses Heroku
Heroku is amazing. We use the effortless git integration to deploy code for review to our clients. We also have projects that run on Heroku in production.
rhnorment uses Heroku
5 years of experience using Heroku for application deployment, management, and production.
Spidy88 uses Heroku
Hosts the main Sweat Shop application as well as all worker applications (deployed on their own instances)
romaninsh uses Heroku
Agile Toolkit default project is configured for easy installation through Heroku.
toolmantim uses Heroku
Heroku runs the web and background worker processes. Auto-deployments are triggered via GitHub commits and wait for the Buildkite test build to pass. Heroku pipelines with beta release phase execution (for automatically running database migrations) allowed for easy manual testing of big new releases. Web and worker logs are sent to Papertrail.
ReviewTrackers uses Heroku
Most of our apps and services start life on heroku before moving upstream to AWS.
thibmaek uses Heroku
Main platform of deployment. This proved to be the easiest with our React + Node stack.
We had the develop branch deployed on a staging subdomain and master on the rootdomain.
SaberEsPoder uses Heroku
Our main apps are hosted on Heroku. We use Papertrail for logging, the Heroku Scheduler to automate rake tasks and deploy automatically through CircleCI.
papaver uses Heroku
used heroku on and off for many projects over the last 5 years. quick and dirty application infrastructure without the headaches. it ain't cheap up its worth the time savings.
jflynn33 uses Heroku
As much as I love AWS EC, I prefer Heroku for apps like this. Heroku has grown up around Rails and Ruby, massive set of add-ons that are usually one-click setup, and I once had to perform an emergency app scale-up a that I completed in seconds from my mobile phone whilst riding the Bangkok subway. Doesn't get much easier than that.
elabraha uses Heroku
We deployed an app for flint. It was cool I guess. I wasn't as apart of it as I should have been.
Virtually(Creative) uses Heroku
Documentation Hosting - easy to setup & free for small open source projects.