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Heroku vs Nanobox: What are the differences?

Developers describe Heroku 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. On the other hand, Nanobox is detailed as "The Ideal Platform for Developers". Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.

Heroku and Nanobox can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Heroku are:

  • Agile deployment for Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, Go and Scala.
  • Run and scale any type of app.
  • Total visibility across your entire app.

On the other hand, Nanobox provides the following key features:

  • Easy to setup
  • Robust dashboard
  • Application monitoring

Nanobox is an open source tool with 1.36K GitHub stars and 73 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nanobox's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Heroku
Pros of Nanobox
  • 704
    Easy deployment
  • 459
    Free for side projects
  • 374
    Huge time-saver
  • 348
    Simple scaling
  • 261
    Low devops skills required
  • 190
    Easy setup
  • 174
    Add-ons for almost everything
  • 153
    Beginner friendly
  • 150
    Better for startups
  • 133
    Low learning curve
  • 48
    Postgres hosting
  • 41
    Easy to add collaborators
  • 30
    Faster development
  • 24
    Awesome documentation
  • 19
    Simple rollback
  • 19
    Focus on product, not deployment
  • 15
    Natural companion for rails development
  • 15
    Easy integration
  • 12
    Great customer support
  • 8
    GitHub integration
  • 6
    Painless & well documented
  • 6
    No-ops
  • 4
    I love that they make it free to launch a side project
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Great UI
  • 3
    Just works
  • 2
    PostgreSQL forking and following
  • 2
    MySQL extension
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
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    Cons of Heroku
    Cons of Nanobox
    • 24
      Super expensive
    • 7
      Not a whole lot of flexibility
    • 5
      No usable MySQL option
    • 5
      Storage
    • 4
      Low performance on free tier
    • 1
      24/7 support is $1,000 per month
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      What is 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.

      What is Nanobox?

      Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.

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