Heroku Review

Good host for nodejs, but not the cheapest solution


What is most valuable?

Deploying with git, npm install git hook ... basically, they got it right for nodejs servers hosting. Free trials is limited (1 app running at a time) but good enough for a proof of concept. Using an Heroku backend and a GithHub pages front end serving static content, I can scale my app for free to a reasonable level.

What needs improvement?

Plugins aren't cheap (Mailchimp is $1.5/1000 emails).

For how long have I used the solution?

6 months

How are customer service and technical support?

The doc is good, for nodejs at least. It is newbies friendly.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I rejected Google app engine for there lack of nodejs support, and AWS for the complexity of setting up a simple app.

How was the initial setup?

The CLI tools are good and deployment is quick. The web control panel ain't that great, I got into trouble trying to launch my app.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

0 for now :)

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user154575 (IT Manager at a wellness & fitness company)
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Heroku's support is very poor.