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It's time to find a Heroku alternative

Heroku might have been the original choice in the Platform-as-a-Service industry. But, Platform.sh is the ultimate choice today. Platform.sh succeeds where Heroku fails - scale your work beyond the first project and the first user effortlessly. We do it better. We are the quality Heroku alternative.

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Self-hosted Heroku alternative

  • Immediate environments

    Provision new projects and as many new environments as you need in minutes, not hours. Enjoy a fully integrated CI pipeline to build your site on the fly. From composer dependencies to compilation.

  • Powerful platform engineering

    Leverage the true power of the cloud with self-serve platform engineering. With flexible workflows, extensive CI/CD capabilities, and auto-scaling, you can deliver flawless web applications.

  • Effortless deployment

    A deployment process that does it all. Application architecture is defined in the YAML configuration while actions and environments are triggered by and sync with Git automatically.

  • Live and automated

    Get a live view of everything that is happening in every environment, from crons to deployments. Enjoy automated provisioning of TLS certificates and backups for all environments.

Why choose Platform.sh over Heroku

Modern organizations need a better solution to meet customer demands. Platform.sh is the modern PaaS for organizations to build, run, and scale websites and web applications.

Secure Git Integrations
Available clouds for deployments
Available Managed Data Services
Persistent Storage
Dev/Stage/Preview environments
Logs
Build timeout
Source operations - autoupdate code
Decoupled and Microservices architectures
Platform.sh
Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket Integration
120+ locations over 5 cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Orange, OVH) and hundreds of availability zones
Postgres, Redis, Kafka, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, OpenSearch, Elasticsearch, Solr, Memcached, RabbitMQ, Varnish, Network-Storage, Vault KMS, Headless Chrome, InfluxDB
Highly available Local Storage, Network Storage
Instant & Automated creation of Preview Environments, with all services supported
Trimmed at 100 MB per log file
1 hour
Enterprise plan and above
Deploy several apps inside a single project (less $$)
Heroku Logo
Github only with less than a brilliant security 'track-record'
A single choice of cloud provider (AWS) and only 10 locations to choose from.
Postgres, Redis, Kafka
None (requires purchasing 3rd party storage like AWS S3)
Manual setup of review apps with slow synchronization, only Postgres supported
Heroku only stores the last 1500 lines of log history.
15 minutes
No
Requires separated projects (more $$)
Platform.sh
Heroku

Secure Git Integrations

Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket Integration

Available clouds for deployments

120+ locations over 5 cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Orange, OVH) and hundreds of availability zones

Available Managed Data Services

Postgres, Redis, Kafka, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, OpenSearch, Elasticsearch, Solr, Memcached, RabbitMQ, Varnish, Network-Storage, Vault KMS, Headless Chrome, InfluxDB

Persistent Storage

Highly available Local Storage, Network Storage

Dev/Stage/Preview environments

Instant & Automated creation of Preview Environments, with all services supported

Logs

Trimmed at 100 MB per log file

Build Timeout

1 hour

Source operations - autoupdate code

Enterprise plan and above

Decoupled and Microservices architectures

Deploy several apps inside a single project (less $$)

All at a lower cost than Heroku

Comparison based on plans for a 500,000 monthly pageviews site.

A minimal app + Redis + Postgres
A minimal app + Redis + Postgres + 3 concurrent development environments
Mission-critical application, Postgres, Redis cache, 3 Preview Environments for features testing and for a full Dev > Stage > Production process

Platform.sh

Professional Medium

$27

$27

$594

Heroku

Standard & Performance

$90

$360

$1715

A minimal app + Redis + Postgres

Platform.sh

Professional Medium

$27

Heroku

Standard & Performance

$90

A minimal app + Redis + Postgres + 3 concurrent development environments

Platform.sh

Professional Medium

$27

Heroku

Standard & Performance

$360

Mission-critical application, Postgres, Redis cache, 3 Preview Environments for features testing and for a full Dev > Stage > Production process

Platform.sh

Professional Medium

$594

Heroku

Standard & Performance

$1715

The Platform.sh Enterprise pricing starts at $1,250 per month which includes 99.99% SLAs with uptime guarantees and 24/7 support from our team.

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With Platform.sh, you also get

More autonomy, more control

Our PaaS implementation gives you everything you need to manage your projects, without waiting for your ticket to get answered.

With infrastructure as code, you can add and configure applications and services (databases, caches, etc.) with a few lines in our YAML configuration, in seconds.

Upgrade your runtime to the latest stable version as soon as they release, and update your dependencies whenever you want, or do it automatically via Automated Code updates.

Highly scalable & available

Platform.sh can provide 99.99% high-availability guarantees for mission-critical sites, as well as an SLA of less than an hour for urgent tickets.

Platform.sh runs thousands of ecommerce sites and has extensive experience managing mission-critical applications. We’ve designed triple-redundant architecture to ensure even transactional sites are fault-tolerant.

Platform.sh can also scale up any site as needed, without downtime, when there’s a surge of traffic.

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Security

We take security and compliance seriously. For some countries and companies, that means hosting locally, too. Not only are we SOC 2 certified, we’re compliant with the CASL in Canada and with Germany’s BDSG and strict data locality and access rules.

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Choice is good — that's why Platform.sh is multicloud

Heroku works with only a single IaaS partner.

But not Platform.sh. We make it easy to use the IaaS provider that works best for your business, whether your choice is based on data locality for compliance, getting your application as close to your end users as possible, or simply preference.

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You choose where you want to run your applications

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🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany

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