Features

Build and Run Your Apps, Your Way.

Heroku supports Ruby, Node.js, Python, and Java so you can use the languages you already know to build and deploy apps on Heroku. Learn more about Heroku's language support or sign up now.

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  • Add-ons

    Use technologies you love with over 100 services in our Add-ons Marketplace. Add-ons are fully-managed services, integrated into the Heroku platform. They can be provisioned and scaled in a single command, and consumed by your application as loosely coupled components. Add-ons provide services for logging, caching, monitoring, persistence and more. Learn more.

  • Buildpacks

    Buildpacks are collections of scripts for compiling apps on Heroku, specific to the frameworks and languages you use in your app. Heroku supports a set of default, open source buildpacks, but you can also make your own or use one from the community.

  • Config

    Heroku lets you manage environment-specific configurations (such as credentials for backing services) separately from your source code for greater safety and portability. In Heroku, this data can be managed with config vars, which are made available to your running application as simple environment variables

  • Run

    Sometimes you want to run one-off dynos on your app—run a script in your app's environment, use your app's console, etc. Using heroku run, you can quickly spin up a one-off instance of your app environment to run ad-hoc commands.

Deploy your app quickly, easily and with options that work for you.

  • Git Deploy

    Deploy with Git

    Use git to deploy apps to Heroku in one command. We'll build and run the source application, handling compilation, dependencies, assets and executables so you can focus on code. Code pushed to the heroku remote will be live and running on the platform quickly. Learn More.

  • Heroku Fork

    Heroku Fork

    Heroku fork creates a duplicate instance of your application, running on Heroku immediately. It can be used to rapidly spin up new application environments, demonstrate feature branches on a running app, or migrate apps to Heroku Europe.

  • Releases

    Releases

    Whenever you deploy changes to your app, Heroku creates a new release of your app. We keep your app's release history, and you can list all of your releases, who made them, and when. And if something goes wrong in a release, use the rollback command to roll back to the latest release or a specific release until you can fix the problem. Learn more.

  • Heroku Regions

    Regions

    Heroku has two geographic regions — US and Europe — so you can deploy apps closer to your users, with less latency. Learn More.

Scale with ease, when you need to.

Heroku lets you grow quickly to support user growth, traffic spikes and new features.

  • Dyno size

    Dynos on Heroku are available in multiple sizes. 1X and 2X dynos have variable performance. 1X dynos get 512MB of memory and 1X CPU share. 2X dynos get 1024MB of memory and 2X CPU share. Performance Dynos have consistent performance, 6 GB of RAM, 8 CPU cores and 30x the compute of 1X dynos.

  • Scale easily

    On Heroku, your app is easily divided into worker, web, queue and other process types which can be scaled up independently and on-demand. This provides a simple, powerful model for addressing user growth, traffic spikes, and demanding background tasks with ease and flexibility. Learn more about scaling on Heroku.

  • Addons:upgrade

    Heroku Add-ons come in a variety of plans to fit your application and ensure you only pay for what you need. When it's time to grow, upgrade to a new plan on an on-demand basis.

  • Dashboard scale

    Use the Dashboard to easily scale up the number of dynos available to your app. Just use a slider and apply changes when you’re ready to grow.

Get comprehensive visibility and monitoring.

Heroku provides built-in tools so you get the information you need to make better decisions.

  • Heroku Logs

    Heroku brings simplicity and order back to logging. Heroku automatically collates and routes logs from every single part of your application into a single channel, providing the foundation for truly comprehensive, extensible, app-centric logging. Learn more about Heroku's logging.

  • Monitoring Add-ons

    Our Add-on marketplace has a wide selection of logging, monitoring and visibility Add-ons for you to choose from, including providers like New Relic, Papertrail and Librato and more.

  • Status

    Heroku Status provides information on Heroku’s current status, current and historical uptime, and incident history. Visit Heroku Status.

Heavy Duty Tools

Heroku gives you powerful, beautiful, intuitive interfaces to build and manage your app. Minimal distractions and robust features let you focus on getting things done.

Dashboard and CLI
  • Dashboard

    When you sign into Heroku on www.heroku.com, you'll see the Heroku Dashboard. Dashboard provides an overview of all your apps, resources they're using, recent activity, and collaborators, giving you a beautiful, cohesive interface to manage all of your apps.

  • Toolbelt CLI

    Our command line client, Heroku Toolbelt, gives you everything you need to get started with Heroku. Installs easily on OS X, Windows, Debian/Ubuntu or from source, and provides you with the Heroku CLI, a tool for running your apps locally, and Git.

Heroku Postgres

Heroku Postgres provides a SQL database-as-a-service that lets you focus on building your application instead of messing around with database management.

  • Data Clips

    Dataclips allow the results of SQL queries on a Heroku Postgres database to be easily shared. Simply create a query on postgres.heroku.com, and then share the resulting URL with co-workers, colleagues, or the world. Data clips can be shared through e-mail, Twitter, IRC, or any other medium - they are just URLs.

  • Postgres Backups

    Use the PG Backups Add-on to easily capture and manage backups for your Heroku Postgres databases. This can be used to safely upgrade your database to larger plans.

  • Postgres Fork

    Fork your Postgres database just like you fork source code. It creates a perfect, byte-for-byte clone of your database with a single command and adds it to your account as a separate object.

  • Postgres Follow

    Postgres follow allows you to create read-only replicas that stay up-to-date with the changes to your database. Followers are similar to "hot-standbys" or "read-only slaves". Followers can be used to horizontally scale the read capacity of your database. Read queries can be directed to followers and write queries to the primary database.

Partner and API Services

Heroku is more than a service – it's an extensible platform where you can make new tools, create useful integrations, reach Heroku customers all over the world and even build your business.

  • Platform API

    The Heroku Platform API makes it possible to automate, extend and combine the Heroku platform with other services in a programmatic, self-service way. Get started.

  • OAuth

    Developers building integrations and services that use the Heroku Platform API can provide a better experience to their users with OAuth. Learn More.

  • Add-on Providers

    Become an Add-on provider to make your cloud service available to tens of thousands of Heroku developers. Get started.

  • Heroku Partners

    Heroku Partners are digital agencies, development groups, and application consultancies that help customers build amazing apps on Heroku. Join the Partner Program

Documentation & Support

We're here to help make your apps amazing. We have tons of documentation and best practices to offer, plus hands-on support when you need extra help.

  • How Heroku Works

    A high-level technical description of how Heroku works. It ties together many of the concepts you’ll encounter while writing, configuring, deploying and running applications on the Heroku platform. To learn all about it, visit our Dev Center.

  • Best Practices

    Heroku is designed to maximize developer productivity and application maintainability. Learn more about building better cloud applications on Heroku following the Twelve Factor methodology.

  • Free Support

    Support is available for all Heroku users through our Help platform, which lets you file tickets with our support team and get more information on common questions and issues.

  • Premium Support

    For critical production apps and enterprises, Heroku Premium Support offers guaranteed response times, 24/7 support, and 1:1 help in running your application. Contact our Customer Advocates.