SilverRack Announces New Features and Ruby on Rails VPS Templates

November 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SilverRack, provider of virtual private server (VPS) hosting, today announced the release of new features available to all users of its services. SilverRack's server management application now allows customers to create backup snapshot images of their servers on demand. Additionally, SilverRack added a specialized Ruby on Rails template to its list of available VPS templates.

SilverRack's snapshot functionality allows users to create and restore images of their custom virtual servers. Users simply purchase as many images as they need. Snapshot images offer users many benefits. For example:

* Snapshots can function as backups of server data.
* Users can create custom test environments which can be reused.
* A faulty software upgrade can be reverted by restoring from a snapshot image.

"I've already been saved by SilverRack's great snapshot feature. A recent software update to our e-commerce server was causing payment processing failures." said Adam Lane, President of AgileTrack Software, LLC. "We were able to quickly restore to a working configuration from one of our snapshots, and track down the problem without affecting our business."

SilverRack provides numerous operating system templates with pre-configured software. Ruby on Rails is a web technology designed for rapid development and deployment. SilverRack's Ruby on Rails VPS image comes pre-configured with CentOS 4, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Apache 2.2, ImageMagick, and Mongrel. The configuration allow businesses to rapidly and inexpensively move their Ruby on Rails applications into production.

"With a deadline looming and working in crunch-mode to get the software finished, we didn't have time to worry about getting a server ready to deploy the site," said Scott Brady, CEO of

"SilverRack's Ruby on Rails template made deployment easy. The pre-configured virtual server worked like a charm. We were able to create the server and deploy the site in minutes."

SilverRack specializes in affordable, Linux-based virtual private server (VPS) hosting, using high-performance servers and state-of-the-art data centers. The company is based in Highland, Utah. For more information, please email