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Is Heroku free or just cheap?



It's free given the base configuration: http://heroku.com/pricing#blossom-1-0

That config is basically only for development/prototypes, though (it has a 5MB database cap); their default tiny-ish plan is $15/month, which is quite decent for anything that runs Ruby, let alone on a grid.

Turning on all the knobs and levers on that page gave me "$5089/month", which is a slight bit terrorizing—but I can't imagine the kind of business that would grow to need that scale without becoming a multinational with its own IT.




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