After a few hours after Rails 3.0beta was released, we can say that Webbynode is the first host to support Rails 3.0b deployments through our Readystacks as well as the Rapid App deployment engine, which we’ve also nicknamed as Rapp.
Also, we want to welcome a new member of the Webbynode family, his name is Michael van Rooijen also known as Meskyanichi on IRC. He’s a very experienced rails developer and we’re happy to have him in our team as he’s been one of the developers behind Rapp.
With these news we’re happy to announce Release Candidate 1. Its got tons of new features, and some of them are:
Yes, we’ve finally integrated backups, now you can backup your application right to Amazon S3.
You can configure your own domain names easily, everything from the webbynode gem.
PHP / Rails 3 / Rails 2 / Rack side-by-side support
Deploy as many Rails 2 and Rails 3, PHP, Rack applications to your Webby as you want – all from the command-line. The only limitation is your Webby’s specs.
Webby handling (reboot, restart, etc.)
You can now manage your Webby right from the command line, no need to open up a browser tab.
Execute common tasks before deploying (like Asset Packaging for JS, CSS, etc.) and after (custom rake task, HopToad notification, etc.) easily, without any additional commands.
Rapid Deployment RC1 Screencast
- Automatic backups to S3.
- DNS automation from command line.
- Parallel deployment of apps written in other frameworks, like PHP.
Rapid App: Rails and PHP Side-by-side
A demo of a Rails and a PHP application running side-by-side using the Rapid App Deployment. (Rapp)