Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud assumes that the user has no idea about Cloud Server, Git but wants Heroku Cloud Server for Apps and website. You can say, this Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud is kind of Heroku Cloud for dummies !
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First thing is that, with a powerful yet free Cloud Computing platform from Heroku Cloud, you can basically do what we usually can do with our paid servers. But there are command line access restrictions. You can live with this restrictions as simply its free of cost.
One very important request to the readers of this Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud, if you do not understand a terminology, simply forget it. We have written in the way it will work without your understanding. If it does not work please write in comments.
Go to this url and register an account :
Then download this software for your Operating system :
Install the software with all default settings. Just a bit difficult thing to understand for the beginners :
- We for our paid servers usually use command line tools or SSH / TelNet client like PuTTY. This is a black screen software where we type commands to do works on that rented server. We call it remote server. As server is a computer, it has an operating system, usually Linux, we can do anything or install anything as we log in to that remote computer (server here) through that black screen (SSH / TelNet client like PuTTY)
- For this Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud, we will also use a black screen but the operative commands, principles are different than the previous. It is called Git bash.
- The server you will use in this Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud, is of high quality, its free for various reasons. One factor is, very few can actually use it out of fear.
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In case of Windows, you will get an shortcut icon named Git Bash. In Mac you will get it in the Application folder. For Windows, double clicking it, will open this black screen :
You need to login to the remote server, that is the server of Heroku Cloud. Type these and strike the Enter or Return key on your keyboard :
This will show after a bit waiting :
Enter your email and password that you used to create your Heroku Cloud account during signup. It will accept and will ask you to add a security certificate key. Accept it.
Now what you want to create is the next question. If you want to install WordPress, you can do it by following these steps. You can actually install a complex game, an application, whatever.
To create an new instance (that is a new url), type :
It will show something like this :
In this case, our actual automatically generated url is :
It is not very nice name, so we will rename it. Go your Heroku Cloud account, and Click My Apps link. It will show you the list of apps, in our case we will click the safe-tor-9145 named App. Its very easy to rename :
So it has been now :
This is great to have own named sub domain. Log out from your Git Bash (that black command screen) and freshly login again.
So we gave the basic way how to create a app url of your choice. If you go to that URL, you will find a default web page. Step by Step Guide to Use Free Heroku Cloud actually ends here as it depends on you what you want to create – a website, blog or an App. As most uses self hosted WordPress, you can install WordPress following the way we wrote before in this linked guide.
But do not follow from the line of that guide. Follow from the sub header “Steps for Deploying WordPress as Facebook App With Heroku Cloud“. Omit only the Heroku Create command step as we have already created a custom sub domain.