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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

If you are a large organization where you have a lot of traffics, Azure is good for you. If your scenario is something like, you sometimes have high traffic, and sometimes low traffic, and you got enough money, Azure is good for scaling up to your need. Azure is definitely not for you if your budget is low. Not suitable for low budget people AT ALL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

If you have your own in-house servers or have a cloud server with the freedom to configure any PaaS that you want, then Dokku is for you. So far, I have never run into a scenario where Dokku was not able to fit my needs, after deploying many different types of applications with varying frameworks, languages, and connected services. If you already have a PaaS available, however, Dokku may not be for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Azure App Service
Dokku
8.6
Scalability
Azure App Service
Dokku
8.0
Platform management overhead
Azure App Service
Dokku
10.0
Workflow engine capability
Azure App Service
Dokku
7.0
Platform access control
Azure App Service
Dokku
10.0
Services-enabled integration
Azure App Service
Dokku
10.0
Development environment creation
Azure App Service
Dokku
8.0
Development environment replication
Azure App Service
Dokku
10.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Azure App Service
Dokku
7.0
Issue recovery
Azure App Service
Dokku
9.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Azure App Service
Dokku
7.0

Pros

Azure App Service

  • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
  • It has great integration with Azure Devops
  • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

  • Dockerfile deployments are an incredibly simple and straightforward way to spin up applications.
  • The docker-options plugin allows endless direct configuration of options passed to different docker lifecycle stages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure App Service

  • Jumps between resource sizes can get expensive
  • You may wind up putting a lot of eggs in one basket--not necessarily a con but something to keep in mind (most of your data will likely be managed and processed through Microsoft products/services if you fully commit to Azure App Service).
  • Learning new technology. If you're moving from on-premises to Azure App Service (or any cloud solutions), you'll likely have to rethink how things are done to achieve the same end results (and/or resources may become expensive quickly).
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

  • Dokku might overreach on its assumptions about how you want to host your app, using its own VHOSTS plugin by default. This may be a pro or a con depending on what you want.
  • Proxy port configuration can be somewhat difficult, with Dokku resetting any pre-deployment configuration to "smart" defaults on the first deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.4
Based on 7 answers
I give the Azure App Service support an 8 instead of a 10 because there are time when it is easier to google a problem and find an answer than it is to use the learning library to find an answer. I would say the universe of user group members willing to offer suggestions is amazing.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

Dokku 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Dokku is incredibly well documented and also takes advantage of the documentation and community of Heroku, being essentially the same thing, but in the case that you encounter an actual bug or issue, it can take time for a fix to make it into a new version. Since you manage Dokku yourself, there is no support team to call for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

Azure App Service will give you a very solid and strong platform to deploy your applications. It gives you great interfaces to manage those applications either through a Web Portal or the Azure command-line interface. However, I consider Azure overall to be very complex and hard for newcomers to use it right away. I would consider Heroku first due to its extremely simple interface and abstraction of computing units.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

Dokku is essentially the same thing as Heroku, except maintained by you on the platform of your choice. If you have any experience using Heroku, then you will feel right at home using Dokku. Dokku is an entirely free to use PaaS, requiring only that you have a platform to deploy it on, making it far more versatile than Heroku in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure App Service

  • It's difficult to find the right APP because one software has number of apps so there's no way to find the official version of an app, so sometimes we need to install APP then find out which is performing well.
  • Little expensive.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dokku

  • Since there's no investment besides a little time to set up, the return has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • Deploying a new app is incredibly quick and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure App Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dokku

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service
8.5
Dokku
9.0

Support Rating

Azure App Service
9.4
Dokku
5.0

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