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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Dokku and what they use it for.
  • Why is kubernetes source code an order of magnitude larger than other container orchestrators?
    Considering other orchestration tools like dokku, dcos, deis, flynn, docker swarm, etc.. Kubernetes is no where near to them in terms of lines of code, on an average those tools are around 100k-200k lines of code. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • A selfhosted Heroku clone on your Kubernetes cluster
    Other interesting projects to also follow: * Caprover * Dokku. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • How to set up HTTPS/SSL/TLS for a .dev domain, django/wagtail, Nginx, and docker/docker-compose
    If I could make a recommendation, it would be to give Dokku a try. (Disclaimer: not affiliated, but like the project so much I sponsor it. My opinions are biased towards it.). - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • What are the best and most affordable .NET 6 web app hosting options?
    My next favorite option is to host on a DigitalOcean VM. You can use Dokku to get your own mini-Heroku PaaS, or manage the VM yourself (following Microsoft's documentation). You can get a $100 60-day credit from a referral link - A good way to get started. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Where to deploy a Docker container easily?
    Dokku is another option if you are looking for something open source that you can run on a VM on any cloud. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Am I missing something? Why is it SOO hard to get a Node JS backend Typescript FE site online with a custom domain?
    You can spin up Dokku which acts as as self-hosted Heroku, and you can then have as many backends running as you want on that $5/month instance, assuming they all fit in memory. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Green energy Rails host?
    There's a few alternatives that you can use, Dokku has been around for quite awhile. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Beginner web developer here: I'm already using Linux as a daily driver and I'm not the biggest fan of using products like Heroku or Netlify. Is using Digital Ocean/running your own server still a thing? Is it that much harder to set up for an aspiring web developer?
    Personally my advice would be to experiment with a cheap DigitalOcean instance and then use Dokku initially. That way you'll have a machine that you can SSH in to and tinker with, but you'll also have the simplicity of a Heroku style workflow for when you "just want to get something deployed". (not to mention it's also quite a convenient/user friendly way to begin using Docker for deployments). - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Hosting aspnet core applications
    My personal favorite option, though, is DigitalOcean VM. You can use Dokku to get your own mini-Heroku PaaS, or manage the VM yourself (following Microsoft's documentation). You can get anywhere from $10 to $100 in credit from a referral link - this will last you a year and a half with a small VM. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Launch HN: Porter (YC S20) – Open-source Heroku in your own cloud
    I've self-hosted Dokku on Digital Ocean before with decent success: It's pretty nice for the scale of pet projects. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Open Application Model – An open standard for defining cloud native apps
    K8s is one of many options to collaborate and scale applications and for many organizations it is not the best option. Oracle and Alibaba building a large abstraction on top of kubernetes, to do something kubernetes was not designed to do (though capable of doing), is not the direction I personally believe distributed systems development should standardize around. There are tons of self-hosted PaaS options that... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Dokku

35+ Of The Best CI/CD Tools: Organized By Category
Dokku is a great alternative if you’re working with a stringent budget. It’s a miniaturized self-hosted platform as a service. You can deploy applications to it using Git. Because it’s a Heroku derivative, it’s compatible with Heroku apps.
Heroku vs self-hosted PaaS
CapRover is in many ways similar to Dokku. It uses Docker for deployment just like Dokku but CapRover does not support buildpack deployments as it uses Dockerfiles only. This is not necessarily a bad thing since Dockerfile deployments are great in Dokku as well. You don’t have to write your own dockerfiles however for simple deployments as there are multiple defaults for popular stacks such as Node.js, PHP and...

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