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Posted by Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:55:00 GMT

In case you missed the tweet from Alex ...


Our team just designed, developed, and deployed a new site for, Boxcar, our streamlined deployment environment for Ruby on Rails applications.


Feel free to take a tour to learn more about our product plans, which currently start as low as $59/month.

If you have a project that you’ll be launching in the coming months, get in touch with us. :-)

Expanding Rails Boxcar packages

Posted by Mon, 04 Aug 2008 14:30:00 GMT

If you’re in the market for a new hosting provider for your Ruby on Rails application, you might take a look at the new options for Rails Boxcar. We recently expanded our service offerings into three pricing tiers as well as custom packages for those who need a bit more.

A few things that we’ve recently added support for:

  • Provide us your SSH key during sign up!
    • Allows us to keep your server even more secure by avoiding sending passwords over the net
    • Other fun features related to this coming soon
  • Auto-configured Nginx w/Mongrel cluster
  • Phusion Passenger (mod_rails) support! (for those with mixed-environments)
  • Continued development of Boxcar Conductor)
  • ...more in the works!

The best part is that we can get you up and running with a new Boxcar now for as low as $59/month USD.

For more information, visit:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

New Boxcar plans announced!

Posted by Fri, 30 May 2008 19:30:00 GMT

Yesterday we announced our new suite of plans for Rails Boxcar. You can now get started with a pre-configured VPS designed by Rails developers like you for as low as $59/month.

You can check out our new rates here:

If you’re at RailsConf, be sure to introduce yourself and ask for details. :-)

Boxcar Conductor plugin moved

Posted by Fri, 23 May 2008 09:23:00 GMT

Update. We’ve moved the Boxcar Conductor plugin for deploying Ruby on Rails applications to a new location on GitHub.

You can still submit bugs/feature requests on Lighthouse here:


Boxcar on Twitter

Posted by Fri, 23 May 2008 03:00:00 GMT

We’re about to roll out some announcements for Boxcar, our professional VPS hosting solution for Ruby on Rails applications. As we roll out these new updates, we’re going to offer some extra special deals to those who are following us on twitter. :-)

If you want in on the action…

As usual, we’ll be posting some announcements on our blog as well… so be sure to subscribe to our feed.

Announcing Cobalt and monthly subscriptions for Boxcar

Posted by Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:24:00 GMT

We’ve been designing and developing a new centralized billing platform over the past few months and late last week, we launched it! Along with this new billing platform, we launched another new application, Cobalt, which is a new account management and support tool for our hosting customers.

Cobalt - account management
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We’ll be migrating all of our past customers over to this new system in time, but are initially using it for new Boxcar customers.

We’ve been building the new system to use Braintree as our new credit card payment gateway. With this switch, we’re also introducing monthly subscription rates for Boxcar, which means that you can try it out month-to-month now.

Over the next few weeks/months, we’ll be announcing several features to Cobalt that will ease your Rails deployment experience.

I want to thank all those on my team that helped get these new applications up and running.

If you’re looking for professional VPS-based Rails hosting, hop on our train by ordering a Boxcar today for $99/month!

For more information, visit or Planet Argon.

Also, be sure to follow Boxcar on twitter.

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