Save money by automatically putting your staging and review apps to sleep Starting at $2/mo.
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.
AutoIdle automatically turns off unnecessary apps to save you money. Almost 200 organizations already save $1,928 per year on average.
Find out how much money you can save: autoidle.com/calculator
“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, Nusii
“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, Knapsack Pro
Select a plan that matches your Heroku plan and click “Install” to add AutoIdle to your app. That’s it! No other configuration is needed.
Now you can check your AutoIdle dashboard to see how much money you’re saving – in real-time!
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 available application locations for this add-on are shown below, and depend on whether the application is deployed to a Common Runtime region or Private Space. Learn More
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To provision, copy the snippet into your CLI or use the install button above.