I've used Hatchbox and would definitely recommend moving your stack over. It strikes a nice balance between ease of use and flexibility. Your application server(s) are bootstrapped which makes it simple to get started. Post-deployment, you have the flexibility to make adjustments because you own the underlying server. I personally prefer that level of control to something like Heroku but understand everyone's business requirements differ.


That's great to hear! I like the sound of what they offer, and you can't beat the prices.


Hatchbox.io creator here.

For most applications, you don't have to change anything in your Rails app. Just create a cluster, add your repo and click deploy and that's it. It'll handle creating databases for you, automatically installs ImageMagick, etc. Cron jobs are taken care of automatically if you have whenever installed, and it's just a click of a button to turn on Sidekiq. Tried to make it as easy as possible to get your app deployed.

Happy to answer any questions you've got! Deploy Rails with Hatchbox.io


Hey Chris! We emailed earlier in the week :) Didn't know you were on here. I'm definitely going to spin up a test app and see how it goes. Thanks!

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