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Dokku vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

Dokku: Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash. Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen; OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

Dokku and OpenShift can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Dokku over the competitors, whereas "Good free plan" was stated as the key factor in picking OpenShift.

Dokku and OpenShift are both open source tools. Dokku with 17.7K GitHub stars and 1.44K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OpenShift with 915 GitHub stars and 563 GitHub forks.

Cloud9 IDE, Codecraft Solutions, and Jollydays are some of the popular companies that use OpenShift, whereas Dokku is used by MAK IT, Hostr, and Vufuzi. OpenShift has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 52 developers stacks; compared to Dokku, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Dokku
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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    Simple
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    Open Source
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    Built on Docker
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    Free
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    Yay, it works like a charm
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    Git deploy
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    HTTP proxy from public hostname to container IP address
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    Zero downtime deploys
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    Good free plan
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    Open Source
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    Easy setup
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    Nodejs support
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    Well documented
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    Custom domains
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    Mongodb support
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    Clean and simple architecture
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    PHP support
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    Customizable environments
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    Ability to run CRON jobs
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    Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
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    PostgreSQL support
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    Autoscaling
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    Easy deployment
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    Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
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    Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
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    Shell access to gears
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    Great Support
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    Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
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    Golang support
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    Its free and offer custom domain usage
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    Meteor support
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    Easy setup and great customer support
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    High Security
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    No credit card needed
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    because it is easy to manage
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    Logging & Metrics
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    Autoscaling at a good price point
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    Great free plan with excellent support
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    This is the only free one among the three as of today

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Cons of Dokku
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      Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
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      License cost
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      Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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    What is Dokku?

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

    What is Red Hat OpenShift?

    OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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