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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

Zoho Creator

If you use excel, Zoho Creator is designed for you. The only scenario where it may not be appropriate is if you have thousands upon thousands lines of stored data where you would need to pay extra for this storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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

Low-Code Development

Dokku
Zoho Creator
7.4
Visual Modeling
Dokku
Zoho Creator
6.8
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Dokku
Zoho Creator
9.0
Platform Security
Dokku
Zoho Creator
8.6
Platform User Management
Dokku
Zoho Creator
6.8
Reusability
Dokku
Zoho Creator
6.2
Platform Scalability
Dokku
Zoho Creator
7.4

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

Zoho Creator

  • Low-code skills needed to create complex process.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Best for simple form design software (that don't need 'beautiful' design).
Rafael Grandizoli | 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

Zoho Creator

  • Sometimes the android app faces some problems displaying email, and it keeps loading.
  • It doesn't show the OTP screen when logging in through the WEB sometimes.
Muhammad Hafeez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dokku

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 7 because it is better for internal use and internal solutions. If you need something to deliver to your clients (you will give them access to it), then you will have to work hard to give the layout a better look, and not use the using the standard template layout, which it's possible to do, but it will need an extra work.
Rafael Grandizoli | 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

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I recommend Zoho Creator very often. A lot of companies go big earlier than they need to and spend way too much on SalesForce & Marketo. I worked for a small company with some limited budget that pivoted to sell it's product to the Enterprise. Zoho Creator was incredibly easy to set up, intuitive to use, and contains all the most essential features that most users need and seek in SalesForce. We integrated with MailChimp & Unbounce and were able to be incredibly useful in acquiring leads, nurturing them, and tracking pipeline in Zoho Creator. Our small sales team found it very easy to use and loved it.
Muhammad Hafeez | 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

Zoho Creator

We use Zoho Survey and while it is better than other similar 'Off the shelf' products it is not in the same league as Creator.
Keith Marley | 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

Zoho Creator

  • We really have not tracked the savings in a dollar amount, but our overall ability to have a birds eye view of all of our courses and classes at any moment has been a great tool. And we save time when we need information about courses or classes because the reports are there and ready when needed.
George C. Thiess III | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dokku

General

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

Dokku Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Creator

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Zoho Creator Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$101
Premium$201
Ultimate$351
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. /user/month (Billed Annually)
  2. Flexible plans with bespoke feature set for enterprises. Starts at 200 users.
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dokku
9.0
Zoho Creator
9.4

Usability

Dokku
Zoho Creator
7.0

Support Rating

Dokku
5.0
Zoho Creator
9.0

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