**tl; dr** \- Kubernetes powered PaaS that runs in your own cloud.
**Repository:** [https://github.com/porter-dev/porter](https://github.com/porter-dev/porter) (would appreciate a star 🌟)
Platform as a Service (PaaS's) like Heroku are great and affordable until your app grows out of it and you start paying 5x the amount of money you would pay to AWS/GCP for the same infra. Porter brings the Heroku-level ease of use to Kubernetes without overhead (you don't even need to know k8s at all) but gives you the full flexibility of k8s when you need it. You also directly pay your cloud provider for hosting without paying the expensive middleman cost like you pay on Heroku.
This is how it works:
1. Porter spins up a Kubernetes cluster and image registry in your own cloud provider with just one click. (Currently we only support AWS but will be supporting GCP and DigitalOcean soon)
2. Build and push your docker images to the provisioned registry.
3. The images you have pushed will show up on Porter's dashboard. Deploy them on Porter with a few clicks - no need to write a YAML file!
If you already have a Kubernetes cluster you want to use, you can also link up your own instead of provisioning it via Porter. Please give it a go by following the README on the [repository](https://github.com/porter-dev/porter) \- any feedback is appreciated. The project is still in an early stage, but we are moving at turbo speed so please leave us a star if you'd like to keep an eye on our progress!