Heroku vs Zeit Now: What are the differences?
What is Heroku? Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience. 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 Zeit Now? It makes serverless application deployment easy. A cloud platform for serverless deployment. It enables developers to host websites and web services that deploy instantly, scale automatically, and require no supervision, all with minimal configuration.
Heroku and Zeit Now are primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" and "Static Web Hosting" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Heroku are:
- Agile deployment for Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, Go and Scala.
- Run and scale any type of app.
- Total visibility across your entire app.
On the other hand, Zeit Now provides the following key features:
- Easy, production-ready deployment with one command
- Simple scaling, including auto-scaling
According to the StackShare community, Heroku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1504 company stacks & 965 developers stacks; compared to Zeit Now, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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