Great Hosting Platform When You Value Time and Simplicity
May 03, 2016

Great Hosting Platform When You Value Time and Simplicity

Robby Grossman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Heroku

We use Heroku to host small applications or services, particularly internal ones, where the ease of the platform and administration is more important to us than a highly available service but one which we need to manage ourselves.
  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive to get started
  • Encourages best practices
  • Expensive at scale
  • No access to raw servers -- if Heroku is down, you are too, and all you can do is wait for them to fix it.
  • Maintenance and relatively short stack life cycle means you can't push an app to Heroku and leave it for years. You'll be forced to migrate it.
  • Enables us to move faster
  • Costs more to host at scale than on physical or cloud machines
  • Great endpoint to test and develop
I feel Heroku is lightyears ahead of all other PaaS offerings. To me the competition is between PaaS and self-hosted cloud, not between Heroku and other PaaS providers.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Rackspace
Well-suited for services that are not mission-critical, where ease of deployment and speed to get started is paramount.

Heroku Platform Feature Ratings

Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes