Build your apps with your favorite language or framework. We take care of the hosting for you.
The MongoDB offering is a core part of the platform. Your database is fully managed.
OpsCaptain also supports dedicated MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB instances running in a docker container.
Deploy new builds of your website and application without any downtime.
Zero-config deployments and zero server management.
Application and HTTP logs are available for you to troubleshoot production issues.
Allow your team members shared access to apps you own on your personal account.
OpsCaptain supports buildpacks developed for Heroku and CloudFoundry allowing you to migrate without any trouble.
Store persistent files on SSD. You can manage your files easily from the dashboard.
Every month thousands of developers like yourself land on this page, searching for an alternative to Heroku. I hope to convince you with the reasons provided below, OpsCaptain is the only viable alternative to Heroku. Google search is plugged with a ton of useless blogs on this topic, great you made the wise choice and you are here. We provide for the most part the same core PaaS as Heroku for a fraction of the cost.
Heroku runs what is called "Dynos" and OpsCaptain uses Docker containers. On Heroku your workloads run alongside other Heroku customers on AWS Servers (A shared environment within another shared environment). This type of multitenancy only benefits Heroku and not your app as the noisy neighbor problem is exacerbated in this case. Contrast this with OpsCaptain, we run your containers directly on bare metal servers instead of VPS servers.
Heroku restarts your "Dynos" every 24 hours or so, OpsCaptain never ever does. This makes Heroku unsuitable for workloads where applications aggresively caches data in memory for performance. Every single restart causes you to loose application state stored in memory. Is this really what you want?
OpsCaptain supports deployments via a CLI, connecting your GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket repository or uploading from the dashboard. Heroku as of this writing provides a CLI and also deployments via GitHub. Both platforms support the ability to specify arbitrary buildpacks to be used to build your applications as well as specifying multiple buildpacks for the build operation.
It is not secret, this is most likely the main reason you are looking to switch from Heroku. Well i will too considering how overpriced Heroku is as compared to what you can get for the raw hardware. Heroku starts at $7 for a 512MB container which does not offer the critical zero downtime deployments feature. This is their hobby tier. On OpsCaptain a 512MB container which offers zero downtime deployments start at $5.18 and you get a free 1GB MongoDB database with that. You can compare the pricing for yourself. Heroku Pricing vs OpsCaptain Pricing.
Our friendly support team can help with any issues and concerns you may have on our forums. We are very active on the forums and do not hesitate to start a new thread for any issues you might face.
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