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Ruby on Rails hosting

i am a developer that use ror for developing web software.
but i did not find any company that has ror host service.
please introduce if you know these companies.
Mahmoodi Abolfazl Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Are you looking for shared hosting, a VPS, or dedicated hosting?  If you're looking for a VPS, I can't recommend Slicehost enough.
Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
i am looking for a shared hosting.
100 MB or 200 MB is enough.
Mahmoodi Abolfazl Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Ive not used it as they just gave me my beta account however I listened to an interview with the founders and from what i heard heroku might be worth a look.

http://heroku.com/
AndrewD Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Heroku is a tool to deploy ror software in to host.
Mahmoodi Abolfazl Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
really?  that sucks.
AndrewD Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
> Heroku is a tool to deploy ror software in to host.

No it isn't - Guess again!!!

I think a google search for ROR hosts will yield more than enough candidates for your application.

I have however heard some good reviews for Slicehosts.
Floyd Price Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
GoDaddy has RoR hosting if you choose their $6.99/mo Deluxe Linux shared hosting package.
Noble D. Bell Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
We've used Brightbox - they're very good.

http://brightbox.co.uk
Paul Farnell Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Joyent - cheap, pay per-incident for support

Engine Yard - expensive, dedicated support staff

Both run scaleable app farms rather than give you dedicated boxes.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
-1 for Joyent's shared hosting. 

Two or so years ago when we used them Textdrive's (now Joyent) support was absymal.  Tickets would remain open for months.  They automatically downgraded all Internet Explorer connections to HTTP 1.0 killing performance.  The forums were full of complaints.  If your app wasn't accessed continually it would get swapped out and you'd face a 30+ second page load time the next time someone visited.

We switched to a VPS at Rimuhost and haven't looked back.  Once you get the system configured to your liking it runs like a dream.
Perl Solution
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Make sure your app is really simple if you're using shared hosting.  I've found that anything slightly exotic like FasterCSV, hpricot or PDF will cause problems with shared hostings limitations (memory, etc).

Don't use TextDrive, they suck from my experience.

I can recommend segpub, they're pretty good at what they do.
CRM Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Good point, I have never done "shared hosting" with rails but i can imagine it doesn't play nice!
Floyd Price Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
Engineyard or Railsmachine are two that come to mind.
Steve Kickert Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
MT Heart
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
>>
Good point, I have never done "shared hosting" with rails but i can imagine it doesn't play nice!
>>

It doesn't, and the biggest problem isn't you coding your app properly, it is when someone on the same server does Visitors.search_by_referrer("Google") on a table with 100,000 rows and no index.  I heard a stat from Dreamhost (I think) that something like 5% of their Rails-using customers create one or more indexes.  That is *asking* for a performance problem.

(I can think of a few other ways to blow up a Rails app with naive coding, too.  Cards.find(:all).each {|card| card.category} doesn't look like it would cause 300 queries to many inexperienced Rails developers, but it does.)
Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) Send private email
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
The ruby on rails wiki has a nice long list.

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/RailsWebHosts

Check it out.
Oliver Kiel
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
 
 
I've used http://www.railsplayground.net for a couple of projects and have been pleased.
Jacob Thurman
Thursday, March 06, 2008
 
 

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