TLDR; This article provides you with a compliant and simple solution to get your Heroku applications working fast and stable in China.
What is Heroku?
Heroku is a cloud deployment platform that provides an easy click and deploys to build pipelines out-of-the-box from source code to live.
Does Heroku work in China?
No. Although Heroku is not blocked in China, it does not have servers in mainland China. If you want to make your Heroku app work in China, this guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
Comparison Chart Before and After a Speed Increase
The speed test shows the site deployed on Heroku doesn’t work or is very slow (orange) in China (left picture).
After speeding up with 21YunBox, the results have reached the maximum available speed (all the provinces with tests on the right are dark green)
See it in action
We chose a Streamlit example as the test object:
GitHub code repository: https://github.com/tobyglei/hello-streamlit-sample2
Gitee code repository: https://gitee.com/eryiyunbox-examples/hello-streamlit-sample2
How to Improve Heroku’s Access Speed in China?
The traditional way to make your Heroku apps work in China
The disadvantages of using the basic cloud server to deploy are very obvious. There are many initial configurations to consider, such as setting up a reverse proxy, Nginx, SSL certificate management, database management, etc.
If you want to make continuous deployment (Git push automatic packaging and deployment), you will need to cooperate Use Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins / Github Action / Travis CI, etc.
The modern way to make your Heroku apps work in China
21YunBox deploys like Heroku, but it’s dedicated to foreign companies and developers to make their web applications work in China. This means your Heroku app will be deployed within the Firewall, and inside mainland China, with the best possible speed you can get.
4 Steps to deploy your Heroku apps in China:
1. Get an 21YunBox account
2. Authorize 21YunBox to access your code repo (read-only)
3. Configure the Build Command and Start command
This step tells 21YB runtimes how to build and run your web app. We have prebuilt Node, Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, and even Docker runtimes that you can use it serve your need.
4. Click “Run & Deploy”
It takes a couple of minutes, the 21YB build bot will build and run your app for you in China, and you will be assigned a custom domain to access your web app.
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