This add-on is operated by AutoIdle
Save money by automatically putting your non-critical apps to sleep
Last updated 15 March 2019
The DynoTower Start-Stop add-on is currently in beta.
DynoTower Start-Stop is an add-on that helps you save money by automatically putting your non-critical apps to sleep after a period of inactivity.
How does it work?
When an app is inactive for 30 minutes, DynoTower Start-Stop 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.
You should use DynoTower Start-Stop only with non-critical apps, such as staging and testing apps. Do not provision it for your production apps because this will cause a 503 error on the app’s first request after being put to sleep.
Provisioning the add-on
DynoTower Start-Stop can be attached to a Heroku application via the CLI:
A list of all plans available can be found here.
$ heroku addons:create dynotower-start-stop -----> Adding dynotower-start-stop to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 (free)
You can monitor DynoTower Start-Stop activity within the Heroku log-stream by:
$ heroku logs -t | grep 'email@example.com'
The DynoTower Start-Stop dashboard provides an overview of your monitored apps and the amount of money you’ve saved.
You can access the dashboard via the CLI:
$ heroku addons:open dynotower-start-stop Opening dynotower-start-stop for sharp-mountain-4005
or by visiting the Heroku Dashboard and selecting the application in question. Select DynoTower Start-Stop from the Add-ons menu.
Removing the add-on
You can remove DynoTower Start-Stop via the CLI:
This will destroy all associated data and cannot be undone!
$ heroku addons:destroy dynotower-start-stop -----> Removing dynotower-start-stop from sharp-mountain-4005... done, v20 (free)
All DynoTower Start-Stop support and runtime issues should be submitted via one of the Heroku Support channels. Any non-support related issues or product feedback is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.