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Chen Wang7,371 Points
Any uggestions for deploy my flask project
I basically finished a small personal blog using flask, and I wish to deploy it.
I have heard a platform called Heroku. Is it free? Does it means I don't need to rent a server if I use this platform? And I just need to pay for a domain name?
In addition, because it is a blog, I may need to frequently update some files in my application. Is it convenient to do this in Heroku?
Are there any difference between using Heroku and renting a server space in hostgator.com?
Ricky Catron13,023 Points
Heroku is a PAAS (Platform as a service) which is a managed server for specific technologies such as Flask or Ruby. You can move files to it using GIT a version control system so you will need to learn that.
Heroku has a free plan but it is limited and not a great option for running a professional website. If you need it for anything more then testing will likely need to upgrade to a paid plan.
If you wanted a better free plan I would suggest Openshift. They are very similar and have a better free plan.