I’ve always loved deploying to Heroku. The simplicity of a git push let me focus on developing my applications which is what I really care about. However, both because of the scandal about the routing system and because I wanted to expand my skill set by entering the sysadmin land, at Responsa I …
Digital Ocean is starting to look like a good option for Rails hosting. It reminds me of the time when SliceHost first appeared.
This article has a good walk through for the entire setup (provisioning as well as deployment).
Some caveats: don’t run the app as root, and beef up SSH.
Link: How I migrated from Heroku to Digital Ocean with Chef and Capistrano – Matteo Depalo’s Blog via matteodepalo.github.com