Heroku Review

Good host for nodejs, but not the cheapest solution

Valuable Features

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.

Room for Improvement

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

Use of Solution

6 months

Customer Service and Technical Support

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

Previous Solutions

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

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.

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.
1 Comment
IT Manager at a health, wellness and fitness companyReal User

Heroku's support is very poor.

23 December 14
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