Heroku vs. DigitalOcean vs. PythonAnywhere

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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 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.

What is PythonAnywhere?

It's somewhat unique. A small PaaS that supports web apps (Python only) as well as scheduled jobs with shell access. It is an expensive way to tinker and run several small apps.
Why do developers choose Heroku?
Why do you like Heroku?

Why do developers choose DigitalOcean?
Why do you like DigitalOcean?

Why do developers choose PythonAnywhere?
Why do you like PythonAnywhere?

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

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

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

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How much does Heroku cost?
Heroku Pricing
How much does DigitalOcean cost?
DigitalOcean Pricing
How much does PythonAnywhere cost?
What companies use Heroku?
1832 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use DigitalOcean?
1193 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean
What companies use PythonAnywhere?
2 companies on StackShare use PythonAnywhere
What tools integrate with Heroku?
116 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
34 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean
What tools integrate with PythonAnywhere?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with PythonAnywhere

What are some alternatives to Heroku, DigitalOcean, and PythonAnywhere?

  • 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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