According to their website, Phusion Passenger makes deployment of applications built on the Ruby on Rails web framework a breeze, because:
- Deployment is only a matter of uploading application files. No Ruby on Rails-specific server configuration required.
- Built on the industry standard Apache web server.
- Zero maintenance. No port management, server process monitoring or stale file cleanup required. Errors are automatically recovered whenever possible.
- Designed for performance, stability and security. Passenger should never crash Apache even in case of crashing Rails applications.
- Well-documented, for both system administrators and developers.
I’m very happy to see DreamHost continue to be involved in the Ruby on Rails community. DreamHost was one of the first major host to support Rails, and even though Rails deployment has been a challenge for a lot of hosting companies, I definitely think this is a point were DreamHost has the chance to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Currently I have no information about when mod_rails will be available on DreamHost servers. Please write a comment if you have any additional info.
Hat tip: Jamie