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Jonathan Sundqvist

Well done!

Functionality wise I'm curious why should I use appliku instead of say dokku? What's the selling point compared to just using something like dokku?

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Kostja Author

Hey, Jonathan!
Great question.
Dokku requires some DevOps knowledge to set itself up. And as far as I know, it is a single server thing, so there is not much way to scale with it when you need it.

Appliku's purpose is to remove the need for knowledge of anything DevOps completely. Couple clicks and you have a server setup and you don't need to care about it at all.
How much time will it take to set up Dokku, especially for the first time? 30 minutes? An hour? 1 server plan in Appliku is $9/mo.

Right now, Appliku only supports single-server deployments too, but I am working on clustering deployments, it will be released this year(can't be more specific at this moment).

So while Dokku solves the problem and I find its existence amazing, there are people with low pain from routine tolerance that just don't want to deal with those manual setups. For such people I made Appliku :)

I hope I have answered your question :)

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Jonathan Sundqvist

Thanks a lot for your answer! I'll definitely keep appliku in mind for the future. Especially if I start to need multi-server setups. For the time being I'm happy with dokku for toy projects.

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Sign up for Appliku's newsletter. Clustered deployments are in development.
I will announce there when they are out :)
Thanks for kind words!