Set Up a Production Environment

Set Up a Production Environment

Published: Jan 5th, 2021

This is part of Joyful Rails, a list of recommendations to make developing your Rails app more productive and joyful.

In this article, we are talking about setting up a production environment.

When

In the interest of rapid user feedback and iteration, I recommend doing this as soon as possible.

Why

A production environment makes your app available to people who aren’t using your development machine.

How

Create a Heroku app

Alternatives

Almost every web hosting company can deploy Rails apps. Some can be cheaper than Heroku in certain scenarios. None that I know of are easier to start with.

Heroku is incredibly easy to use and can be used for free to start. I recommend starting with it.

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