Ease of Use
Heroku is often regarded as one of the most user-friendly platforms for deployment. It offers a simple and intuitive web interface, along with a command-line interface (CLI) for managing applications.
Cloud 66 also provides an easy-to-use interface, but it might require a bit more configuration and setup compared to Heroku.
Flexibility and control is where Cloud 66 shines. Running your applications on your own servers, means there is not a single platform to build for all Cloud 66 users. This gives you great flexibility in many ways compared to Heroku.
HTTP Response Time
|HTTP Response Time||No Limit||30 Seconds|
|Managed Databases||MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch and InfluxDB||Postgres and Redis|
|Private Networking||Free||Requires Private Spaces|
Framework and Language Support
Applications running on Cloud 66 can run natively or in containers, built using your own Dockerfiles. This means you can run any language or framework on Cloud 66, while Heroku requires Buildpacks for a limited number of languages and frameworks. This makes Cloud 66 more flexible and Heroku easier to use.
Cloud 66 also supports static sites like Jekyll, Hugo, Gatsby, etc. and can build and deploy them to your own servers. Heroku does not support static sites.
|Static Site Generators|
Reliability and Performance
Heroku is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, which means it is a shared platform. This means you are sharing the resources with other users, which can affect the performance of your applications.
Cloud 66 is a DevOps as a Service provider, which means you are running your applications on your own servers. This means you have full control over the resources and performance of your applications.
Cloud 66 supports all data centers of 9 major cloud providers, plus non cloud servers. This means you can run your applications in the same data center as your the rest of your infrastructure, which can improve the performance of your applications.
Heroku applications are restarted every 24 hours. Another side effect of a single platform serving many customers. On Cloud 66, your applications can run forever.
|Data Center Regions||242+||25|
Heroku can get very expensive, very fast, and that's before you start paying for add-ons.
Cloud 66 is a very affordable solution that grows with you and is much cheaper than Heroku or hiring your own DevOps team.
As Dynos are not real servers, we've tried to use a Dyno's memory as the basis for the comparison and compare them with the closest server sizes, noted as Upgrades. Also for this comparison we used our paid account pricing.
|Instance Ram||Heroku||Cloud 661||Savings|
Upgraded to 2 GB
Upgraded to 2 GB
Upgraded to 4 GB
Upgraded to 16 GB
Heroku Postgres databases are limited to from 120 to 500 concurrent connections, depending on the plan. Cloud 66 Postgres databases have no such limitation.
Cloud 66 managed databases can be rolled back as long as you want, while Heroku managed databases can only be rolled back for 4 days.
|Instance Ram||Storage||Heroku||Cloud 662||Savings|
40 GB Storage
80 GB Storage
240 GB Storage
|30.5 GB||768 GB||$750|
360 GB Storage
- 1Single deployment server on Cloud 66 Developer Plan, paid monthly plus Hetzner cloud Shared CPU x86 server.
- 2Managed databases on a Cloud 66 Developer Plan, plus Hetzner cloud server and managed backups storage.
- 3Heroku Dynos are technically Linux containers but that is hidden from the user and no control over them is provided.
- 4Heroku offers dedicated environments with Private Spaces starting at $1200 per month.
- 5Heroku has 10 regions but 8 of those are Private Spaces only