Letís assume you have built a nice little Ruby on Rails application on your local development machine. Now itís time for the application to go live. But where should you host this application? You know that you (or your client) do not have much money to spend, and so you look at the options. You notice right away that managed hosting of applications tends to be relatively expensive. Heroku is a good option, but it doesnít give you storage space, and more importantly, it lacks full control. Luckily, you have a suitable alternative: a VPS.