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Proper rails deployment steps to DirectAdmin hosted server?

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With PHP applications, all I needed to do is to FTP all required files, create MySQL username/pass & upload SQL structure, add this username/pass in any given config file of the php script and the app worked. Can someone tell me what are standard/proper steps required to deploy an app that I worked on my local Ubuntu machine and want to have it working on 'standard' web hosting company that does not specialize in Rails app hosting?

posted Jul 31, 2013 by Jai Prakash

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I don't have anything written (which I should) but just googling around, here's a few:

There's also a pragprog book: http://pragprog.com/book/cbdepra/deploying-rails which I haven't read.

If you hosting solution does not offer shell access, it's going to be very difficult, I think to do an effective deploy. Even moreso if your application requires gems that need to have native extensions compiled.

There are some great Rails-hosting PaaS out there: heroku, EngineYard, CloudFront, etc.

My most recent job, we used AWS to host our app, and deployed using Chef (opscode.com) which was really nice to work with.

answer Aug 1, 2013 by Luv Kumar
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I've found Nitrous really nice for testing apps somewhere in the cloud: https://www.nitrous.io/join/WWm_3k15gFU
They encourage you to deploy apps (as others suggest) to heroku.

answer Aug 1, 2013 by anonymous
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