On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Dave A.
[email protected] wrote:
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Dmitry M. wrote:
Maybe if you have a large app, but it sounded like the app in question was a
typical small learner app. In that case, he can likely host it there for
free. Can’t get much cheaper than that.
I agree with you totally man. Not to mention Heroku only gets
expensive before you add in the tax on sysops. One might might
ignorantly assume that Heroku is expensive but in essence it’s a lot
cheaper. At 2 dynos which is $35… to have the same setup of your
own would cost you twice as much.
To get 3 dynos having the same setup of your own only saves you around
$11 but after that one would need a systems administrator to manage
all these instances or at least a part time one to help you manage the
infrastructure that manages those – that is unless you put it all on
one server, then there is no helping you anyways – that or you like
to waste time not programming by managing your own clusters which is
fine by me but at that point you would save money at a cost of
development time which still ends up costing you money in the end, in
So what I am saying is, once somebody starts factoring in all the
costs, Heroku isn’t all that expensive compared to what you could be
paying by doing it yourself, people choose to go their own route
because of infrastructure needs not because of the price of Heroku…
because people who actually plan out the numbers and look at Heroku’s
infrastructure start to realize just how much it isn’t expensive.
This is all based off of a single site and not something like a system
like Heroku that you manage on your own for your clients because the
other could lead to quite a few cost savings in some places but IMO it
probably won’t be enough to justify the huge startup cost.