Heroku vs. DigitalOcean

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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 DigitalOcean?

We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

    How much does Heroku cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Heroku?
    1402 companies on StackShare use Heroku
    What companies use DigitalOcean?
    800 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Heroku?
    117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
    What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean

    What are some alternatives to Heroku and DigitalOcean?

    • 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.

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