I have finally successfully deployed simple apps on Heroku in
following the tutorial at http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book
Are there other free sites like Heroku? I want to deploy on other
sites as well, so that I caern see what the differences are from one
site to another.
I’m not sure, but I guess EngineYard is one of the competitors:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroku -> See section “Competitors” for others alternatives.
you should chek www.dotcloud.com , I used that with a python framework (web2py) an I saw that it also support rails
but I haven’t used it yet. I used heroku for rails and it is fine
I can also suggest Cloud 66 (www.cloud66.com) which is an application
management as a service. It configures, deploys and manages your web
applications and mobile backends on any cloud or your own servers
without the need to for any download or sysop.
Disclaimer: I work for Cloud 66
Another alternative worth looking at is Shelly Cloud:
https://shellycloud.com Deployment is done via git like in Heroku, but
it differs in that you get whole virtual servers that you can utilize in
different ways: for application servers, delayed_job workers, databases,
etc. It comes with free credit, so you can play with it for about a
month (depending on usage) without paying anything.