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The started on Heroku (both app and db) like most of my projects. The db on Heroku was on the cusp of becoming prohibitively expensive for this project.

After looking at options and reading recommendations we settled on Render to host both the application and db. Render's pricing model seems to scale more linearly with the application instead of the large pricing/performance jumps experienced with Heroku.

Migration to Render was extremely easy and we were able to complete both the db and application moves within 24 hours.

The only thing we're really missing on Render is a CLI. With Heroku, we could manage everything from the command line in VSCode. With Render, you need to use the web shell they provide.

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I'm transitioning to Render from heroku. The pricing scale matches my usage scale, yet it's just as easy to deploy. It's removed a lot of the devops that I don't like to deal with on setting up my own raw *nix box and makes deployment simple and easy!

Clustering I don't use clustering features at the moment but when i need to set up clustering of nodes and discoverability, render will enable that where Heroku would require that I use an external service like redis.

Restarts The restarts are annoying. I understand the reasoning, but I'd rather watch my service if its got a memory leak and work to fix it than to just assume that it has memory leaks and needs to restart.

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Pros of Clever Cloud
Pros of Google App Engine
Pros of Heroku
  • 147
    Quick & easy setup
  • 104
    Amazing support
  • 87
    Ultra fast answer to any question
  • 82
    Github integration
  • 74
    Time saver
  • 66
    Fast apps
  • 62
    Cool admin interface
  • 51
    Postgresql as a service
  • 43
    Receive email from the ceo when one of my process crash
  • 33
    Easy deployment of playframework
  • 20
    Autoscale nodejs processes
  • 19
    Easy nodejs deployment
  • 16
    Don't need devops in our team
  • 15
    Great service
  • 12
    Elegant and convenient paas and great support
  • 11
    Easy mongodb backup
  • 11
    Great customer support
  • 10
    Easiest scala / playframework setup i have seen
  • 9
    Really great and usefull product with an amazing team
  • 8
    Awesome docker support
  • 8
    Quick & easy to start to use
  • 7
    Git push and it's prodded
  • 7
    Up & running with Node in minutes
  • 6
    Deploy with docker
  • 6
    Easy setup with great customer support
  • 5
    Superficial support team
  • 5
    Amazing experience - after using heroku, nodejitsu, etc
  • 4
    Really safe,quick and responsive! probably best one
  • 4
    Customer support is awesome
  • 3
    More than efficient scaler
  • 3
    Clean interface
  • 3
    My devs like it which means I like it! Great support
  • 3
    KISS principle
  • 2
    Easy setup, CTO and team influencers
  • 2
    Easy setup and deploy for play framework and scala
  • 2
    Amazing Gif Generator
  • 2
    No-brainer, efficient, never gets in the way
  • 2
    Great docker support, just via web + git
  • 2
    They are a pleasure to work with
  • 2
    Awesome support and easy to use..! using laravel (php)
  • 2
    Haskell support without worries
  • 2
    Easy deployment
  • 2
    Top notch support by developer peers
  • 2
    No code integration needed
  • 2
    Auto redeploy after git push
  • 1
    Manage ops parts for me
  • 1
    They accept bitcoin
  • 1
    Ffmpeg available for nodejs servers
  • 1
    Simple to use, brilliant team, super reliable
  • 1
    Reported bugs are fixed during the following hour
  • 1
    Online postgresql admin gui
  • 1
    Too much powered servers and add-ons
  • 1
    Fast deployment time
  • 144
    Easy to deploy
  • 106
    Auto scaling
  • 80
    Good free plan
  • 62
    Easy management
  • 56
  • 35
    Low cost
  • 32
    Comprehensive set of features
  • 28
    All services in one place
  • 22
    Simple scaling
  • 19
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 6
    Granular Billing
  • 5
    Easy to develop and unit test
  • 4
    Monitoring gives comprehensive set of key indicators
  • 3
    Create APIs quickly with cloud endpoints
  • 3
    Really easy to quickly bring up a full stack
  • 2
    No Ops
  • 2
    Mostly up
  • 704
    Easy deployment
  • 459
    Free for side projects
  • 374
    Huge time-saver
  • 348
    Simple scaling
  • 261
    Low devops skills required
  • 190
    Easy setup
  • 174
    Add-ons for almost everything
  • 153
    Beginner friendly
  • 150
    Better for startups
  • 133
    Low learning curve
  • 48
    Postgres hosting
  • 41
    Easy to add collaborators
  • 30
    Faster development
  • 24
    Awesome documentation
  • 19
    Simple rollback
  • 19
    Focus on product, not deployment
  • 15
    Natural companion for rails development
  • 15
    Easy integration
  • 12
    Great customer support
  • 8
    GitHub integration
  • 6
    Painless & well documented
  • 6
  • 4
    I love that they make it free to launch a side project
  • 4
  • 3
    Great UI
  • 3
    Just works
  • 2
    PostgreSQL forking and following
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    MySQL extension
  • 1
  • 1
    Able to host stuff good like Discord Bot
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Cons of Clever Cloud
Cons of Google App Engine
Cons of Heroku
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    Super expensive
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    Not a whole lot of flexibility
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      Super expensive
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      Not a whole lot of flexibility
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      No usable MySQL option
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      Low performance on free tier
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      24/7 support is $1,000 per month

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    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 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 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.

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    PythonSlackG Suite+17
    Jun 19 2015 at 6:37AM

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