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AppFog vs Render.com: What are the differences?

AppFog: Simple PaaS for Java, Python, Node, .Net, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, Mongo, and PostgreSQL. AppFog provides the infrastructure web developers need to build apps without worrying about IT tasks or having to wait days to get servers ready for writing code. AppFog’s web application technologies include PHP, NodeJS, Ruby, Python, Java, .NET, MySQL, and PostgreSQL; Render.com: A unified platform to build and run all your apps and websites. It is a unified platform to build and run all your apps and websites with free SSL, a global CDN, private networks and auto deploys from Git.

AppFog and Render.com can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by AppFog are:

  • Launches fast, runs fast- Varnish Cache and op-code caching run applications with less server load and accelerated performance.
  • Reduces ops work- No more configuring servers, firewalls, Apache, security, or installing frameworks.
  • Plays well with any SCM- Versioning is critical. AppFog is compatible with code management systems like git, svn, and mercurial.

On the other hand, Render.com provides the following key features:

  • Instant and continuous deploys from GitHub and GitLab
  • Global CDN
  • Fully managed PostgreSQL
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Pros of AppFog
Pros of Render
  • 4
    Allocate multiple instances to one app for free
  • 4
    The basic plan is free
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    Pricing by memory size
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    Great for startups
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    10 Free instances
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    Very easy to start
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    Zero Downtime Deploys
  • 17
    Infrastructure as Code
  • 16
    Pull Request Previews
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    Easy deployment
  • 14
    Custom domains support
  • 12
    Zero devops skills required
  • 12
    Free and automatic SSL
  • 11
    Tech oriented support
  • 10
    100GB free for static site

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What is AppFog?

AppFog provides the infrastructure web developers need to build apps without worrying about IT tasks or having to wait days to get servers ready for writing code. AppFog’s web application technologies include PHP, NodeJS, Ruby, Python, Java, .NET, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

What is Render?

Render is a unified platform to build and run all your apps and websites with free SSL, a global CDN, private networks and auto deploys from Git.

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What are some alternatives to AppFog and Render?
Heroku
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Red Hat OpenShift
OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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