We don't currently support RhoConnect running on windows as a production environment, it is only supported as a development environment. This means you get the RhoConnect development tools automatically when you install RhoMobile Suite for the purpose of developing your app. We plan on adding windows support in the future but do not have a date yet.
It is also unclear to me what needs to be deployed to a RhoConnect server (apart from the whole Windows issue). Can a RhoConnect application be compiled and packaged, or are all files (scripts, settings, etc.) copied to a server with a Ruby (on Rails) runtime and a Redis install? Or is a hosted RhoConnect application (i.e. on RhoHub) for each customer the way to go?
We recommend using our hosted option (RhoHub) if that is a possibility for you since it is managed and you don't need to maintain the servers. For an on-premise installation, the process you describe is mostly correct. Our linux installers will setup redis, the RhoConnect runtime, a web server to host it, and a sample app directory for you that you can replace with your application code.
Thanks for the reply. We are not yet sure if we are going to use RhoConnect (so you can expect more questions ). But if we do, we'll be on the lookout for the Windows support.