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Convox vs Dokku: What are the differences?

Developers describe Convox as "Launch a Private Cloud in Minutes. The simplicity of Heroku. The power of AWS". Convox is an open source Platform as a Service that runs in your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. Instead of signing up for a multi-tenant PaaS like Heroku, you can have your own. This gives you privacy and control over your platform and avoids the substantial markup on AWS prices that other platforms charge. On the other hand, Dokku is detailed as "Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash". Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.

Convox and Dokku can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.

"Your own scalable Heroku in 5 minutes" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Convox, while over 20 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Dokku.

Dokku is an open source tool with 17.7K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Dokku's open source repository on GitHub.

MAK IT, Hostr, and Vufuzi are some of the popular companies that use Dokku, whereas Convox is used by Bit Zesty, Placeavote, and Truebill. Dokku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Convox, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Convox?

Convox is an open source Platform as a Service that runs in your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. Instead of signing up for a multi-tenant PaaS like Heroku, you can have your own. This gives you privacy and control over your platform and avoids the substantial markup on AWS prices that other platforms charge.

What is Dokku?

Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.

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      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
      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.
      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.
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
      Apollo
      Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
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        Noah Zoschke uses ConvoxConvox

        We use the Convox platform to run the Convox website, naturally!

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        Chris Saylor uses ConvoxConvox

        Convox is our deployment arm of all backend application services into our AWS ECS cluster.

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        danlangford uses DokkuDokku

        Make deployments to the server as simple as Heroku.

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        Micrantha uses DokkuDokku

        good for having a low footprint

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        Ryan Jennings uses DokkuDokku

        paas on digital ocean

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