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Digital Ocean App Platform
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GitHub Pages icon
GitHub Pages
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Heroku

Timings

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

Location
Digital Ocean App Platform
TTFB
Load
GitHub Pages
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.

FeatureDigital Ocean App PlatformGitHub PagesHeroku

Infrastructure

What runs under-the-hood.

DigitalOcean Cloud

Cloudflare for CDN

GitHub

GitHub Actions for CI/CD, GitHub Packages for artifact storage, and GitHub's own internal tools for monitoring and deployment

Heroku Cloud

Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Continuous deployment

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.

Site previews for every push

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

Compatible with all Static Site Generators

Works best with Jekyll

Notifications

Events triggered on successful, canceled, or failed build.
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.

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.

3

Unlimited

5

Build Minutes

The amount of time your build scripts run.

100 minutes /month

N/AN/A

Concurrent builds

How many builds can be run at the same time?

1

N/A

Bandwidth

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

1 GB /app

100GB /month

N/A

Team Members

Unlimited
N/AN/A

Build Time Per Deployment

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

60 minutes

N/AN/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.

8192 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)

Node.js

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Background Functions

CRON Jobs

Developer Experience

CLI

heroku cli

Extensions

Heroku Elements: Add-ons, Buttons, Buildpacks

Environment Variables

Build Logs

N/A

Build Canceling

N/A

Platform Built-in Products

Analytics

Integration with Google Analytics
Integration with Google Analytics

Authentication

N/A

Database

PostgreSQL
Heroku Postgres, Heroku Redis, Apache Kafka on Heroku

Asset Optimizations

A/B Testing

Form Handling

Data Storage

Spaces, compatible with Amazon S3
Git LFS

Push Notifications

Machine Learning

Security & Compliance Offerings

Two-factor authentication

Team Logs

SOC2

ISO27001

GDPR

Sustainability

Carbon Neutral

N/A

Carbon-free Energy

Not clear policy
Renewable energy by 2025
N/A

Integrations

Integrations

N/AN/A

Custom build-system integrations

N/AN/AN/A

Support with self-hosted instances of git

N/AN/AN/A

API mesh

N/AN/AN/A

Deploy Preview feedback integrations

N/AN/AN/A

Edge Functions integrations

N/AN/AN/A

High Performance Build Memory and CPU

N/AN/AN/A

Native Build Plugins

N/AN/AN/A