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The 27 Alternatives of Heroku

4 min readAug 29, 2022


Probably many of us heard the sad news that Heroku would eliminate the free tier.

>Heroku is a cloud platform as a service supporting several programming languages. One of the first cloud platforms, Heroku has been in development since June 2007, when it supported only the Ruby programming language, but now supports Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go.

Unfortunately, it would be time to look for alternative/alternatives to Heroku for us.


Fly is a good one but it requires registering a credit card to use a trial plan so maybe this won’t some folks who don’t have a credit card.

2. render

render won Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019.

3. Railway

Railway offers a CLI tool like Heroku and it works very well.

4. Nopeus

5. pythonanywhere

pythonanywhere is literally a service for Pythonistas. I used to use this and the experience was good.


7. Adaptable

8. Qoddi

9. Deta Cloud

10. Glitch

Glitch has its own IDE. You can use it without any setup on your end.

11. replit

This is pretty similar to Glitch.

12. Engine Yard

There is another option which is self-host.

13. Coolify

14. Capover

15. dokku

16. piku


17. cyclic

18. devtron

19. fleek (IPFS)

20. humanitec

21. livecycle

22. northflank

23. shipyard

24. tsuru

25. Cycle

26. OCI Cloud

27. OCI Cloud




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