The Basics

Heroku
Website heroku.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2007
Data Center Locations 10
Example Customers Airbase, Dovetail, Hotel Engine, ClickMechanic, Ambassify
Hetzner
Website hetzner.com
Headquarters Germany 🇩🇪
Founded 1997
Data Center Locations 5
Example Customers Outdooractive, Bitdefender, Userlike, Whereby, Autodoc

Cost Comparison

How do Heroku's prices compare against Hetzner?

Example configuration Heroku Hetzner
VM Small $50.00 / mo Dyno 1 GB RAM (Standard 2X) $4.77 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM (CX11)
VM Medium $250.00 / mo Dyno 2.5 GB RAM (Performance M) $17.12 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (CPX31)
VM Large $500.00 / mo Dyno 14 GB RAM (Performance L) $61.08 / mo 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM (CCX33)
Block Storage -- $5.54 / mo 100 GB
Load Balancer Included in plan $6.79 / mo LB11
Managed PostgreSQL $50.00 / mo 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage --
Managed Redis®* $200.00 / mo 1 GB RAM --
Free egress allowance 2 TB / mo per app 20-60 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance Not publicly listed $1.07

Note: These pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Heroku and Hetzner offer:

Service Heroku Hetzner
Block Storage --
Load Balancer --
Managed Containers --
Managed PostgreSQL --
Managed Redis®* --
Virtual Private Server (VPS) --

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Our data for Heroku was last updated on March 28, 2024, and for Hetzner on Feb. 29, 2024.