[LRUG] Running production apps on Heroku
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Thu Sep 19 05:55:43 PDT 2019
Heroku is great for all the features you described, including
aggregated logging. They get expensive very quickly if your workloads start
getting big, but as was stated previously that's a great problem to have.
On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 at 10:13, Matt Collins <matt at mattcollins.net> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> What are your thoughts on running revenue-generating production apps on
> Heroku these days?
> In particular:
> 1) If you've used their standard (non-premium) support, how has the
> experience been for you? Have they been responsive out of US hours?
> 2) Have there been any specific gotchas, e.g. pricing getting out of hand
> for some specific reason?
> For context, I'm working with a small development team that doesn't have a
> lot of sysadmin expertise and we're considering moving our Rails app from a
> single machine managed for us by a hosting provider (who don't seem to have
> a great deal of ruby expertise) onto Heroku.
> We want to:
> -Separate out our staging environment (it's currently on the same machine
> as production)
> -Improve our system security
> -Get greater flexibility, e.g. to spin up new environments for test
> -Improve our deployment pipeline
> -Have greater visibility of system configuration
> -Still be able to troubleshoot production issues easily
> These are things we could work on with our current hosting provider and/or
> by migrating to raw AWS but I'm thinking Heroku will do a lot out of the
> box, probably better than we'd set up ourselves.
> Our main concerns are around whether Heroku's 'standard' support will be
> good enough and any gotchas around pricing.
> Would be great to hear about your experiences.
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