Heroku Add-ons are quite powerful to make your both Free and Paid Heroku Cloud Instance to support features like Postgres,Mongo databases or add a new function. Basically, within the free tier, we have shown in detailed guide how to use the Free SSL from Heroku Cloud and Install WordPress or how to create a real webroot and add other functions of PHP. In this starter guide, we will show you to use some relative less known functions of Heroku Cloud by using the Heroku Add-ons. Specific step by step guide to use these Heroku Add-ons will be published in future as step by step guide with screen shot and video.
Heroku Add-ons : The Old Example of Postgres
The old guide, that is to create a Heroku Cloud Instance via Facebook and later updating it to install WordPress is a good example of using postgresql database. There are, however many available such Add-ons which can basically make you very happy, as some are fully free or has free version for the developers. Basically you need to add these Heroku Add-ons in the same way like we did before :
There are more excellent Heroku Add-ons !
Let us get started with some hand picked nice Heroku Add-ons.
MemCachier : memcache for Heroku Cloud. 25MB free. Run this command to get it :
heroku addons:add memcachier
PG Backups : Heroku’s database backup solution for PostgreSQL. That means you can add both of these with your Heroku WordPress. It is free, to install run this command :
heroku addons:add pgbackups:plus
MongoLab : MongoDB-as-a-Service for Heroku. Starter is free with 496 MB free space. You can add in this way :
heroku addons:add mongolab:starter
Xeround Cloud Database : Like Mongo, Xeround Cloud Database also among the Heroku Add-ons which has a free tier of usage. You can add in this way :
heroku addons:add xeround
ClearDB MySQL Database : Yes, MySQL. For the free version, use this command :
heroku addons:add cleardb:ignite
SendGrid : Email Client. Has free thing too ! Run :
heroku addons:add sendgrid:starter
PandaStream : Video Encoding instantly. Has a free tier of usage. You can add in this way :
heroku addons:add pandastream:quad
SSL is always paid, if you use our method (link above) then it is free. You will get all the Heroku Add-ons here :