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by Manton Reece — Feb 07
Yes, Basecamp was the original Rails app and has over one million users as of this week. Last time I heard, Basecamp was powered by 2 web servers and a single db server, but they may have added more boxes since then. I also believe they offload a bunch of file stuff to Amazon now, but that's more of a disk space issue than a Rails scaling one.

I've been developing in Rails off and on for a couple of years. I still use PHP for the occasional quick dynamic page when I just need to throw something up on Dreamhost without worrying about deployment, but I would hate to build a real web app without Rails.
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