In my quest to move away from heroku. I came across Capistrano a popular automated deployment tool written in Ruby. Capistrano is really popular with millions of downloads and lots of Plugins
Here is how I setup Capistrano to deploy static websites and create rollbacks in case the build was buggy.
Capistrano deploys the code to /var/www/application_name.It does so by logging in the user into the server and pulling the repo from the git repo specified.On top of this capistrano adds a bunch of commands to make this process simpler.
shows the lists of commands capistrano supports.