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Best way to deploy python telegram bot to Heroku! (Save money 💸 using webhooks)

aahnik profile image Aahnik Daw Originally published at github.com ・Updated on ・2 min read

webhook-aiogram-heroku

A simple telegram echo bot is first made with aiogram, that fetches updates using web-hook connection.

Deploy

This bot can be easily deployed to Heroku cloud platform.

The following steps assume that you have Heroku CLI installed in your system.

  1. Clone the repo and move into the project directory.
git clone https://github.com/aahnik/webhook-aiogram-heroku.git
cd webhook-aiogram-heroku
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  1. Create a new Heroku app.
heroku create
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  1. Set the Config Vars.
Config Var Description
HEROKU_APP_NAME name of your Heroku app. You may set it manually or turn on Dyno Metadata feature which is currently in Heroku Labs.
BOT_TOKEN the token for your bot given by @BotFather after bot creation.
heroku labs:enable runtime-dyno-metadata
heroku config:set BOT_TOKEN=<your token>
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  1. Push the code to Heroku.
git push heroku main
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Cheers

To confirm your bot is working:

  • Run heroku ps which will show you details of your dyno.
=== web (Free): python start.py (1)
web.1: up
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  • Send a message to your bot, and your bot will echo it back to you.

The bot will go to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. So you save dyno hours in Heroku.

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