Signup for a Heroku account at https://api.heroku.com/signup

Then install heroku gem with the below command:

sudo gem install heroku

Remove ruby 1.9.2, install zlib and openssl package and then re-install ruby as follows:

rvm remove 1.9.2
rvm package install zlib
rvm package install openssl
rvm install 1.9.2 -C --with-zlib-dir=$HOME/.rvm/usr --with-openssl-dir=$HOME/.rvm/usr
rvm --default use 1.9.2@rails3tutorial

Install and compile readline with the below commands:

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev
cd ~/.rvm/src/ruby-1.9.2-p180/ext/readline/
ruby extconf.rb
make
make install

Associate your Heroku account with the public key.

heroku keys:add

Use create command to create a heroku subdomain for the app:

heroku create

Using git to push the application to the heroku server:

git push heroku master

The open command opens up the url in a new browser window.

heroku open
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