Dokku vs Heroku: What are the differences?
Developers describe Dokku as "Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash". Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen. On the other hand, Heroku is detailed as "Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience". 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.
Dokku and Heroku can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Dokku over the competitors, whereas "Easy deployment" was stated as the key factor in picking Heroku.
Dokku is an open source tool with 17.6K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Dokku's open source repository on GitHub.
StackShare, Heroku, and SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use Heroku, whereas Dokku is used by MAK IT, Hostr, and Vufuzi. Heroku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1496 company stacks & 937 developers stacks; compared to Dokku, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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