Heroku vs. Convox vs. Empire



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Description

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 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 Empire?

Empire is a control layer on top of Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) that provides a Heroku like workflow. It conforms to a subset of the Heroku Platform API, which means you can use the same tools and processes that you use with Heroku, but with all the power of EC2 and Docker.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Heroku?
Why do you like Heroku?

Why do developers choose Convox?
Why do you like Convox?

Why do developers choose Empire?
Why do you like Empire?

Cons

What are the cons of using Heroku?
Downsides of Heroku?

What are the cons of using Convox?
No Cons submitted yet for Convox
Downsides of Convox?

What are the cons of using Empire?
No Cons submitted yet for Empire
Downsides of Empire?

Pricing

How much does Heroku cost?
Heroku Pricing
How much does Convox cost?
How much does Empire cost?

Companies

What companies use Heroku?
1757 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Convox?
9 companies on StackShare use Convox
What companies use Empire?
3 companies on StackShare use Empire

Integrations

What tools integrate with Heroku?
117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with Convox?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Convox
What tools integrate with Empire?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Empire

What are some alternatives to Heroku, Convox, and Empire?

  • Google App Engine - Build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications
  • 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.

See all alternatives to Heroku

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