Everyone is talking about developing in Ruby on Rails. And while developing applications using Rails is pure joy, knowing how to deploy a Rails application in a real, live, production environment has so far been a lot harder.
Until now, the information you need has been highly fragmented and sometimes contradictory. But this book will change all of that: by consolidating all the hard-to-find options and advice you need, you can now deploy your applications in the best possible way. You'll learn all about the full range of options for production Rails deployment, from security to scalability and more, using apache, lighthttpd, Mongrel, and even Microsoft Windows.
This book will help you sleep better at night, knowing that your application can handle anything that gets thrown at it. Come away with the knowledge of how to optimize your Rails projects for speed and concurrency. You'll take advantage of advanced caching techniques and become an expert in lighttpd and Apache server environments.
No longer will it be trial and error when it comes time to go live with your gem of an application. You'll not only learn the how of configuring your production environment, you will also learn the theory behind it so you can adapt and keep up with new methodologies as Rails technologies rapidly advance.