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Likelihood to Recommend

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

OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Dokku
8.6
OpenShift
8.4
Scalability
Dokku
8.0
OpenShift
8.8
Platform management overhead
Dokku
10.0
OpenShift
8.0
Workflow engine capability
Dokku
7.0
OpenShift
8.2
Platform access control
Dokku
10.0
OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Dokku
10.0
OpenShift
8.4
Development environment creation
Dokku
8.0
OpenShift
8.8
Development environment replication
Dokku
10.0
OpenShift
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Dokku
7.0
OpenShift
7.0
Issue recovery
Dokku
9.0
OpenShift
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
Dokku
7.0
OpenShift
9.2
Ease of building user interfaces
Dokku
OpenShift
8.6

Pros

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

OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dokku

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OpenShift

OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dokku

No score
No answers yet
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OpenShift

OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

OpenShift

OpenShift 9.0
Based on 6 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

OpenShift

EC2 seems really cheap until you realize how many hours there are in a year, so it is expensive for something that runs 24/7. And scaling is a challenge (and even more expensive) to set up for.Bluehost has very reasonable prices, but it feels so cluttered whenever I login to cPanel. Thank goodness they have an SSH option also, but I remember having to send a picture ID or something and pay extra for the privilege
Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

OpenShift

  • Cost - OpenShift is extremely inexpensive. I use a free account for Dev and QA. For production, I am planning on using a low cost paid subscription.
  • Time - You can get your application up and running in minutes so if you find that the service is not for you, you don't have much to lose.
Keith D. Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dokku

General

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

Dokku Editions & Modules

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OpenShift

General

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

OpenShift Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure On Demand$0.1711
1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
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