Topic: deployment to a host without shell access
I shall be doing my first deployment shortly, and the company's current web host does not offer shell access on their current plan. They do support RoR though, but it seems that it will be a lot more difficult having to ftp everything manually. The application will not have very many users, but it's feature set will be growing in the coming year, so updates will be coming once a month or so. Would it be worth changing hosts or do you think this is manageable? Database migrations seem particularly difficult. Thanks for any experiences anyone can offer.