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.
In the interest of rapid user feedback and iteration, I recommend doing this as soon as possible.
A production environment makes your app available to people who aren’t using your development machine.
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.