Deployment on Dreamhost - Application Error

Tony,

If you're looking for super simple deployment, I'd recommend switching
to http://Heroku.com. It doesn't get any simpler and their entry
level service is free. You should have your application deployed in
less than 30 minutes.

Bryan

Bryan Ash wrote:

Tony,

If you're looking for super simple deployment, I'd recommend switching
to http://Heroku.com. It doesn't get any simpler and their entry
level service is free.

Yeah, Heroku is wonderful and beautifully designed -- except that it
doesn't work. Really, I *so* want to love it, but every time I've tried
to deploy anything nontrivial there, I've run into serious problems
(usually involving gems) that I can't fix since there's no shell access.

If the OP has a relatively simple app, Heroku may be a great solution.
But if it doesn't work, he's SOL.

You should have your application deployed in
less than 30 minutes.

Or not at all. :smiley:

Seriously, if Dreamhost is using Passenger, deployment should be
extremely easy there too. Check the Passenger docs for general info and
do use any documentation that DH provides.

Bryan

Best,

Pepe Junty wrote:

heroku seems very nice, i was about to deploy an app there to
check it out but they do not support mysql. :frowning:

Shouldn't matter. Most Rails apps are DB-neutral enough that Heroku
should support them just fine.

(And PostgreSQL, which Heroku uses, is a better DB anyway...)

Best,

Pepe Junty wrote:

Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

Shouldn't matter. Most Rails apps are DB-neutral enough that Heroku
should support them just fine.

this particular app uses mysql specific features.

Like what? I confess that I'm extremely hard-put to think of a mySQL
feature that PostgreSQL doesn't have. (Syntax is sometimes different,
but you probably shouldn't be writing literal SQL in a non-portable way
in Rails.)

Best,