On track once more


Heroku Rails The website

On-track-once-more After having my HTPC running this website for couple of years it was time for a hardware upgrade. I'd just upgraded my main computer and was faced with two choices: either buy a new set of hardware or scrap the HTPC in favor of just using the main computer. I decided to go with the second choice since I always use the HTPC and my main computer mutually exclusive and then I only had one set of hardware and software to maintain.
One problem was what to to with the website. I could ether move it to my main computer and have it running 24/7 to my wife's big despair) or find some kind of online hosting solution.

After looking at solutions such as Google App Engine (no support for Rails 3 yet) and VPS (expensive) I finally found Heroku.

Heroku is super easy to get started with and offers awesome support for Rails 3. So after a bit of adjustments like porting from the current mySQL database to PostgrSQL I got the website up and running by just typing

$ git push heroku master