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Pros of Heroku
Pros of Render
  • 704
    Easy deployment
  • 460
    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
  • 154
    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
    Focus on product, not deployment
  • 19
    Simple rollback
  • 15
    Natural companion for rails development
  • 15
    Easy integration
  • 12
    Great customer support
  • 8
    GitHub integration
  • 6
    No-ops
  • 6
    Painless & well documented
  • 4
    Free
  • 4
    I love that they make it free to launch a side project
  • 3
    Just works
  • 3
    Great UI
  • 2
    PostgreSQL forking and following
  • 2
    MySQL extension
  • 1
    Able to host stuff good like Discord Bot
  • 0
    Sec
  • 0
    Security
  • 17
    Very easy to start
  • 14
    Zero Downtime Deploys
  • 13
    Infrastructure as Code
  • 12
    Pull Request Previews
  • 12
    Easy deployment
  • 10
    Custom domains support
  • 9
    Tech oriented support
  • 9
    Free and automatic SSL
  • 9
    Zero devops skills required
  • 6
    100GB free for static site

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Cons of Heroku
Cons of Render
  • 23
    Super expensive
  • 6
    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 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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