I moved a rails application to textdrive using their low-cost shared
Once on textdrive my app would display ‘proxy errors’ periodically.
seemed to be all that was needed to get past the proxy error.
After discussions with their support people I decided the proxy errors
being caused by apache server restarts – because there were many of us
one apache server there were relatively constant restarts. I slapped my
and immediately started looking for another solution that didn’t involve
an apache instance with tens or hundreds of other users. I want to
that my experience with textdrive was not all bad – I blame myself for
through how shared hosting would impact my application.
Now I’m trying to decide if shared hosting is simply evil, or did I just
have a bad experience. So help me by answering some of these questions?
- Are proxy errors common on all shared accounts, regardless of the
- If you are happy with your shared hosting experience – meaning
your application runs reliably – which hosting service are you
My main goal is to figure out if my experience is typical or not. And if
there are shared services out there that work fine, which ones are they?
My main apps are now running on at VPS sites. I really like the aspect
running at a professionally managed colo on someone elses hardware. I
other web sites (mostly php and some perl cgi) that are still running on
basement server that I would like to migrate to a low cost service.
are not business sites and don’t have strict uptime requirements, and I
don’t want to spend much money, so a shared hosting service is probably
I need. But I would like to know what to expect. I hope the php/perl cgi
doesn’t derail (no pun intended) the conversation.
Thanks for your help.