Best server + database to use with Rails?

I’ve never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I’ve
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I’ve read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

Action wrote:

I’ve never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I’ve
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I’ve read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

well, the common db is mysql.

what apache issues? i don’t know of any.
maybe somebody else would know of any.

there are lots of hosting for $6 a month.
gator or monster.

Rails is pretty database agnostic in that you really don’t need to worry
much about the database at all. To put it in perspective, if you want
to, you can create the database, generate the tables, create the fields
and set their attributes, search, update, remove as well as make changes
to the schemas and perform testing all without ever actually looking at
how the database works at all. That said, everything from Postgres to
SQLite do the job depending on your needs with MySQL sort of being the
status quo.

As far as server setup, I am a firm believer in about 3 Mongrel Clusters
with Nginx server running proxy balancing and the entire thing managed
with capistrano. Check out this amazing tutorial for more details:

http://www.railsjitsu.com/installing-and-configuring-nginx-and-mongrel-for-rails

It is a step by step guide from start to finish for using the Rails
setup I like best and I have tried 3-4 entirely different
configurations.

As far as “affordable” web hosting. There is 10/month web hosting but I
would really recommend splurging a little and getting a server from
Linode. They are literally just top quality. Root access, great customer
service, enough ram to run 3-5 mongrel instances. They are just a great
company. Frankly settling for less is just shortchanging yourself.

I am not affiliated at all with any of these places I am mentioning.
Just a fan. Feel free to ask me any follow up questions.

gemblon (t.b.) wrote:

Action wrote:

I’ve never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I’ve
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I’ve read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

well, the common db is mysql.

what apache issues? i don’t know of any.
maybe somebody else would know of any.

there are lots of hosting for $6 a month.
gator or monster.

I’ll chime in and agree with what Phillip said - If you up your
monthly budget a hair (15-20), you’ll be happy with a VPS. That way
you can experiment with a setup that you like apache+mongrel or nginx
+mongrel, etc

Dave
http://www.silverrack.com - VPS Hosting

As far as “affordable” web hosting. There is 10/month web hosting
but I
would really recommend splurging a little and getting a server from
Linode. They are literally just top quality. Root access, great
customer
service, enough ram to run 3-5 mongrel instances. They are just a
great
company. Frankly settling for less is just shortchanging yourself.

I’m a big fan of SliceHost. You have to want to admin your own
“box”, but it’s well worth it knowing exactly what’s there and being
able to fix any shortcoming. Great support, too. Pretty reasonable
pricing as well. Highly recommended!

Peace,
Phillip

Nathan E. wrote:

Rails is pretty database agnostic in that you really don’t need to worry
much about the database at all. To put it in perspective, if you want


nice site. damn awesome. great info.

I’ve never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I’ve
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I’ve read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

Never used them, but have seen some good things about them.

http://asmallorange.com/services/hosting/

$5/mo.

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