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AWS Amplify
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Azure Static Web Apps
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Heroku

Timings

Time to First Byte (TTFB) and Load time across different locations. Lower is better.

Location
AWS Amplify
TTFB
Load
Azure Static Web Apps
TTFB
Load
Heroku
TTFB
Load
US flagus-west-1N/AN/A
US flagus-east-1N/AN/A
CA flagca-central-1N/AN/A
BR flagsa-east-1N/AN/A
DE flageu-central-1N/AN/A
GB flageu-west-2N/AN/A
FR flageu-west-3N/AN/A
SE flageu-north-1N/AN/A
IT flageu-south-1N/AN/A
ZA flagaf-south-1N/AN/A
SG flagap-southeast-1N/AN/A
JP flagap-northeast-1N/AN/A
HK flagap-east-1N/AN/A
AU flagap-southeast-2N/AN/A
KR flagap-northeast-2N/AN/A

Hosting & Deployment Platforms features

Compare the features of the Hosting & Deployment Platforms to help you choose the right one for your needs.

FeatureAWS AmplifyAzure Static Web AppsHeroku

Infrastructure

What runs under-the-hood.

AWS

Azure

Heroku Cloud

Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Continuous deployment

Imagine an automatic update system for your website. This feature automatically deploys any changes you make to your code (usually from Git) to your live website.

Automated builds from Git

An easy integration with popular Git repository hostings like Github, GitLab and Bitbucket.

Instant rollbacks to any version

Easy way to promote any previous build to production without the need to revert commits or data changes.
Requires configuration

Site previews for every push

New build with a unique URL for every commit and pull request.

Compatible with all Static Site Generators

Notifications

Events triggered on successful, canceled, or failed build.
Email, AWS Chatbot chat notifications, or AWS Console Mobile App push notifications
Slack

Team Management

Create team account and invite your teammates to the project.

Custom domains

Bring your own domain and connect to the project.

Automatic HTTPS

SSL certificate generated automatically.

Rewrites & Redirects

HTTP 301 or 302 redirects from one URL to another. Rewrites work similar to reverse proxy and allow to send user to different URL without modifying the original URL.

Password Protection

An easy way to restrict access to the website for users who don't have password. Useful if you work on a new site and want to keep it in secret.
Included in paid plan

Skew Protection

Skew Protection ensures client and server versions stay synchronized during deployments, preventing compatibility issues.

Free Tier

Websites

Number of projects you can have in Free Tier on one account.

Unlimited

Unlimited

5

Build Minutes

The amount of time your build scripts can run per month.

1 000 minutes /month

for the first 12 months

2000 minutes /month

N/A

Concurrent builds

How many builds can be run at the same time?
N/AN/A

Bandwidth

The amount of data that is transferred to or from the CDN.

15GB /month

for the first 12 months

100GB /month

N/A

Team Members

The number of users (team members) that can be added to the CMS.
Unlimited
Unlimited
N/A

Build Time Per Deployment

Build have to finish within the limited time. If not it will fail due to timeout.

30 minutes

Can be increased by setting a custom _BUILD_TIMEOUT env variable.

15 minutes

N/A

Build Memory Limit (in MiB)

The amount of memory that is allocated by system to build process. Some operations like image processing are expensive and might require more memory. For Node.js it is max-old-space-size setting.

2048 MiB

Can be increased to 8196 MiB
N/AN/A

Paid Plans

Max team members before switch to custom pricing

Unlimited

Unlimited

25

Git contributors have to be Team Members

In order to triger build, Git contributor has to be a paid team member.

Serverless

Serverless Functions (API)

Small pieces of code that run on-demand without managing servers, typically used for API endpoints.
Node.js, Java, Go, .NET Core, Python
Node.js, .NET Core, Python and Custom Handlers

Edge Functions

Serverless functions that run closer to the user, reducing latency and improving performance.
CloudFront

Background Functions

Code that runs in the background on the platform to perform tasks that don't require immediate user interaction.

CRON Jobs

Schedule tasks to run automatically at specific times or intervals. Useful for automating repetitive website maintenance tasks.
Schedule functions

Developer Experience

CLI

Command Line Interface tools that allow developers to perform tasks and manage the tool via the command line.
amplify
heroku cli

Extensions

Additional plugins or add-ons that can enhance the functionality of the platform.
Heroku Elements: Add-ons, Buttons, Buildpacks

Environment Variables

Secret configuration settings for your website that change based on where it's deployed (dev, staging, production).

Build Logs

Track the progress and results of website builds for troubleshooting
GitHub Actions logs

Build Canceling

Ability to stop a build process that is currently running. This frees up resources and lets you make changes to your website faster by stopping builds you don't need anymore.
through GitHub Actions

Platform Built-in Products

Analytics

Tools for tracking and analyzing website traffic.
Integration with AWS Pinpoint
Integration with Google Analytics

Authentication

Services for managing user logins and authentication.
Integration with Amazon Cognito
Pre-configured providers include: Azure Active Directory, GitHub, Twitter. You can register a custom provider.

Database

Managed database services.
Powered by AWS AppSync and Amazon DynamoDB
Azure Cosmos DB, SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL
Heroku Postgres, Heroku Redis, Apache Kafka on Heroku

Asset Optimizations

Tools for optimizing images, CSS, JS, etc.

A/B Testing

Lets you test different versions of your site by directing traffic to each variant, helping you optimize user experience based on performance metrics.

Form Handling

Services for managing form submissions.

Data Storage

Azuru Storage

Push Notifications

Machine Learning

Security & Compliance Offerings

Two-factor authentication

Adds an extra layer of security when logging in.

Team Logs

Tracks user activity within the CMS for better accountability.
Possible with AWS IAM and CloudTrail

SOC2

Service Organization Control 2 compliance for managing customer data.

ISO27001

International standard for information security management.

GDPR

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation for handling personal data.

Sustainability

Carbon Neutral

N/A

Carbon-free Energy

AWS promised to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025
Renewable energy by 2025
N/A

Integrations

Integrations

N/AN/A

Custom build-system integrations

AWS CodePipeline
N/AN/A

Support with self-hosted instances of git

N/AN/A

API mesh

N/AN/A

Deploy Preview feedback integrations

N/AN/AN/A

Edge Functions integrations

N/AN/A

High Performance Build Memory and CPU

N/AN/AN/A

Native Build Plugins

N/AN/A