Amazing value for a freelance/contract application web developer
May 01, 2021

Amazing value for a freelance/contract application web developer

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Heroku Platform

We're using Heroku Platform to quickly ship our web applications to our customer. Heroku Platform made it very easy for us to do an initial launch of our application quickly and fairly cheaply to start with. Heroku Platform also made it possible to scale our application once it gained enough traffic without much hassle.
  • Easy to use
  • Fairly cheap to start with
  • Fairly easy to scale the application server
  • Not 100% reliable on the cheapest plan; we've had a couple instances of downtime over the year
  • Limited number of supported languages
  • Limited choice of database
  • Integration with Papertrail for logging purposes
  • Scaling with Heroku Platform dynos make it very easy to upgrade/downgrade server
  • Free tier to launch POF or testing platform
  • We are able to launch applications fairly quickly without too much hassle on the DevOps side
  • The free tier made us able to create an initial POF application to showcase without paying for server fee
  • Autoscaling rules save us some money on quiet time
Heroku Platform is cheaper to begin with compared to DigitalOcean or Amazon Fargate. The configuration user interface is also arguably easier to understand. With its user friendliness and cheaper tiers, Heroku Platform was our pick to host some of our applications that were suited to be hosted in PaaS. It also supports an add-on that's pretty handy to integrate for our build process.

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Amazon Fargate, DigitalOcean, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Heroku Platform is very good if you need to launch your web application quickly at low cost. If you are a startup just starting the business or just need to launch a simple website or webapp that supported by Heroku Platform, Heroku Platform is one of the best choices available. However, if you need a complex web application with a lot of moving gear involved, Heroku Platform might not be for you.

Heroku Platform Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes