Heroku

Heroku Review and Features

Written by Thom Krupa

Last update: 6/7/2024

What is PaaS?

Platform as a Service is a model in which a company offers you the infrastructure you can manage. Run, develop using the cloud without the complexity of maintaining the infrastructure.

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Dynos are the main Heroku products. Each dyno is a virtualized Linux container. That makes scaling easier since you can increase or decrease the number of used dynos, manage its size and type.

Is Heroku good for Jamstack?

Heroku is not made for static-first Jamstack projects. It doesn't have its own CDN. You can integrate it with 3rd-party networks like Amazon CloudFront, but that requires more steps and hassle. It's too complicated to host a static website, and there are many better and cheaper options.

Conclusion

Heroku is a great solution if you run a full server backend. It integrates easily with Node, Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, Go, Scala, or Clojure. A large ecosystem of integrations and add-ons makes it trivial to connect databases and 3rd-party services.

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