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You write the code and we handle the rest

Build, deploy, and scale Ruby on Rails apps quickly using a simple, fully managed solution.

Let us provision and manage servers, operating systems, databases, application runtimes, and other dependencies. Focus on what matters the most: building awesome apps.

Maximize productivity by deploying code directly from your GitHub and GitLab repositories. You can also deploy pre-built container images from Docker Hub and DigitalOcean Container Registry. Little to no code customization needed to use App Platform.

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No fuss installation that will have you running Ruby on Rails in a minute or less

Remove the pain of finding, installing, and configuring Ruby on Rails.

Install Ruby on Rails on Droplets (cloud VMs) with the click of a button.

Run your code in production with a few easy steps.

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Why Ruby on Rails?

Ruby on Rails is a web application framework that includes everything needed to create a database-backed web application according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. Ruby on Rails makes it much easier and more fun to build modern web applications and you can learn it with the support of a large, friendly community.

Ruby on Rails’ core belief is to optimize the programmer’s happiness. Combined with the simplicity of DigitalOcean, Rail’s web application framework helps developers deploy applications as quickly as possible.

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