AutoIdle

Save money by automatically putting your staging and review apps to sleep Starting at $2/mo.

Why does AutoIdle exist?

Having numerous staging and preview apps running 24/7 can rack up costs at the end of the month, but chances are you only need a few running at a time. That’s why we made AutoIdle: to automatically turn off unnecessary apps and save you money.

How does it work?

When an app is inactive for 30 minutes, AutoIdle puts it to sleep. If the app later receives an HTTP request, the add-on automatically reactivates the app with the same dyno count and active processes present before the app went to sleep.

How to install?

Simply click “Install” to add AutoIdle to your app. That’s it! AutoIdle will then immediately put your inactive apps to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. No additional configuration needed.

What our customers say

Michael Koper “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

Artur Trzop “I noticed AutoIdle on twitter and it was immediately obvious to me that was what I was looking for to save money on unused Heroku staging apps. AutoIdle is 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

How much money can I save?

Our customers use apps that idle, on average, 92% of the time. For the following examples, we will use a conservative 90%.

Hobby Dynos:

1 Hobby Dyno: you will pay $2.70 per month instead of $7.00 per month, saving you $51.60 per year!

2 Hobby Dynos you will pay $3.40 per month instead of $14.00 per month, saving you $127.20 per year!

3 Hobby Dynos: you will pay $4.10 per month instead of $21.00 per month, saving you $202.80 per year!

Standard Dynos:

1 Standard 1x Dyno: you will pay $12.50 per month instead of $25.00 per month, saving you $150.00 per year!

2 Standard 1x Dynos: you will pay $15.00 per month instead of $50.00 per month, saving you $420.00 per year!

3 Standard 1x Dynos: you will pay $17.50 per month instead of $75.00 per month, saving you $690.00 per year!

Performance Dynos:

1 Performance M Dyno: you will pay $75.00 per month instead of $250.00 per month, saving you $2100.00 per year!

2 Performance M Dynos: you will pay $100.00 per month instead of $500.00 per month, saving you $4800.00 per year!

3 Performance M Dynos: you will pay $125.00 per month instead of $750.00 per month, saving you $7500.00 per year!

Region Availability

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

  • Common Runtime
  • Private Spaces
Region Available
United States Available
Europe Available
Region Available Installable in Space
Virginia
Oregon
Frankfurt
Tokyo
Sydney
Dublin

Plans & Pricing

    • Dyno Types Free + Hobby
    • Dyno Count Unlimited
    • Dyno Types Standard 1x + Standard 2x
    • Dyno Count Unlimited
    • Dyno Types Performance M + Performance L
    • Dyno Count Unlimited
Install AutoIdle
heroku addons:create autoidle

To provision, copy the snippet into your CLI or use the install button above.

AutoIdle Documentation