Docker for development vs the rails server + ember

As Robert said, since you don’t want to do development of plugins and your goal is just to get a site up and running, you want to do a Standard Install (easiest is to just spin up an EC2 with 2GB of RAM and 40GB of disk–you can get by with less, but I don’t recommend it). This will also let you get stuff like DNS and social logins and so on configured, which you can’t do on a development install.

But you can make a backup of your development site and restore it to the production one.