Farewell Netlify & Heroku, after 3 days of coding? 🀯

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I'm shipping a side-project! πŸŽ‰

Disclaimer: The first version was created in 3 days of coding. It was a simple webhook endpoint. This version took a bit more time, so sorry for the catchy title. πŸ™ƒ

It's called: Coolify

What? Coolify?

It's an open-source, hassle-free, self-hostable Heroku & Netlify alternative. It helps you focus on code and forget about the infrastructure part by building & deploying code from Git directly to your own server.

What's the problem with Netlify & Heroku?

Nothing. They are pretty awesome products! Use them as much as you could!

But if you would like to control the infrastructure part, you cannot use them, unfortunately.

Who is the target audience?

  • Hobbyists.
  • Indiehackers.
  • Developers.
  • Literally, anybody who would like to start publishing apps.

But it cannot host my app in a scalable way as Netlify & Heroku could!

You do not need to scalable environment to start doing a side-project. A simple server is totally enough!

By the way, it will be possible to do scalable environments with it later on. πŸ˜‰

What features does it have?

You can read it on this simple landing page.

What are your plans with Coolify?

There are plenty of cool features on my table (see landing page).

And probably at some point in the future, I would like to provide a paid version - no promises here.

Why did I start working on this?

Well. I like making things.

WARNING: It's still in beta, but I would like to ship it as soon as possible, without overthinking everything - as a mostly do. 😁

I'm not used to shipping things, and I would like to change this!


If you would like to follow my journey or get updates regarding my side-projects, you can find me on Twitter!

I'm open to any questions, suggestions, roasts, negative comments!


Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Great project, Andras Bacsai. Can't wait for it come out of the beta.

Expecting more articles from you on how to use it - in detail.

Tapas Adhikary's photo

Andras Bacsai,

This is very cool.

You do not need to scalable environment to start doing a side-project. A simple server is totally enough!

Absolutely. Will be looking forward to getting more information on this in the coming days. Can't wait to use it when ready.

Olubisi Idris Ayinde's photo

Looking forward to this

Csaba Kissi's photo

I'm really curious how it works.