Savings

How to cut your Heroku bill by $2,042* per year

* That’s the average amount our customers are saving
(as at 1st October 2020)

Save money by automatically putting your staging and review apps to sleep when you don’t need them

Add it to your Heroku app in just a few clicks

On Heroku, every second costs.

When your staging and review apps run 24/7, you’re racking up costs month after month. But chances are, you don’t need every app all the time.

Time Management

AutoIdle is a Heroku add-on that automatically turns off unnecessary apps to save you money

Here’s how it works

1

When an app is inactive for 30 minutes, AutoIdle puts it to sleep. Without you lifting a finger.

2

If the app receives an HTTP request, AutoIdle reactivates it. With the same dyno count and active processes present.

3

See your Heroku bill shrink immediately. You’re only paying for the time you’re actively using the app.

Ready to save money on Heroku?

AutoIdle is one of those great little apps that you activate and then just forget about it. It literally saves you a ton of money and lets you stop wasting resources.
Michael Koper - Founder of Nusii

Over 200 organizations already saved over $350,000* with AutoIdle

* up until 1st October 2020

Find out how much money you can save.

Saving money with AutoIdle just takes a few clicks

1. Select a plan that matches your Heroku plan and click “Install Now.”

2. Choose the application that you want AutoIdle to put to sleep when it’s not needed.

3. That’s it! AutoIdle installs itself automatically. The small monthly fee will be added to your Heroku bill.

Now you can check your AutoIdle dashboard to see how much money you’re saving – in real time!

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AutoIdle is an amazing add-on solving a real problem in a simple way without additional configuration, just install it. I highly recommend it!
Artur Trzop - Founder of KnapsackPro.com

Hobby

Saves you between $50 and $200 per year

$2/ mo
  • Hobby Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now

Standard

Saves you between $150 and $690 per year

$10/ mo
  • Standard Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now

Performance

Saves you between $2100 and $7500 per year

$50/ mo
  • Performance Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now

Who’s behind AutoIdle?

Hi, I’m Stefan from South Tyrol, Italy.

About 1.5 years ago, my boss complained about our large Heroku bill and asked me to find a way to save money.

I noticed that our staging apps were running all the time, even when we didn’t need them. To solve the problem, I developed AutoIdle – an effective add-on that puts them to sleep.

This simple solution has already saved over 200 businesses worldwide over $350,000 (up until 1st October 2020).

Let me know if you have any questions.

FAQ

Which Heroku applications can I use AutoIdle on?

AutoIdle is designed for all staging and review apps. It also works for non-critical apps or applications in the background (that only other servers are using). You can add a custom domain and start your app without seeing an error on the first request. You’ll only have to wait a few seconds until AutoIdle has woken up your app.


What happens when I want to launch an app that’s currently sleeping?

Usually, you’d see an error message. But there’s a simple fix to avoid that. Just change your app’s domain to yourapp.autoidleapp.com instead of yourapp.herokuapp.com. You also have the option to add a custom domain in your AutoIdle dashboard.


How long does it take for an app to restart?

When AutoIdle restarts an app, there’s a minimal lag. In only 5-10 seconds, you’re ready to go.


What will the AutoIdle dashboard tell me?

You’ll see at a glance how much money you’ve saved with AutoIdle. The dashboard also shows you:

  • The next auto stop planned for your apps
  • Which apps are currently running and asleep
  • The domain name to use to avoid the error message
  • The options to add a custom domain

How do I pay for AutoIdle?

The small AutoIdle fee is charged per app per month. It’s automatically added to your monthly Heroku bill. You don’t need to pay separately.


What if I want to stop using AutoIdle?

Canceling AutoIdle is as easy as deleting the add-on in Heroku. One click, and it’s done.

Select your plan to start saving with AutoIdle

Hobby

Saves you between $50 and $200 per year

$2/ mo
  • Hobby Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now

Standard

Saves you between $150 and $690 per year

$10/ mo
  • Standard Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now

Performance

Saves you between $2100 and $7500 per year

$50/ mo
  • Performance Dyno Types
  • Unlimited Dynos
Install Now