[FEEDBACK] on new site


#1

Hi,

I just released this new dating site built in Ruby on Rails called
http://moredating.com. I was wondering if you guys could check it out
and provide any feedback you may have. I’m especially interested in
any security flaws that you may find, and any suggestions you may have
regarding SEO, URL schemes, etc…

The site is running on EC2, uses enterprise ruby and passenger. I’m
really happy with the performance so far, but it’s not been heavily
taxed yet.

If there is a more appropriate forum to get feedback than this one,
please let me know.

Cheers.


#2

Hi Daly,

On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 11:09 -0800, Daly wrote:

I just released this new dating site built in Ruby on Rails

Congrats! Very nice look and feel.

The site is running on EC2, uses enterprise ruby and passenger. I’m
really happy with the performance so far, but it’s not been heavily
taxed yet.

Do you plan to write up your experiences with the platform? I’m sure
I’m not the only one who’d be interested.

Best regards,
Bill


#3

On Feb 3, 11:29 am, bill walton removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Do you plan to write up your experiences with the platform? I’m sure
I’m not the only one who’d be interested.

+1. We’ve considered EC2 for an app we are currently using a
dedicated server for. I would be interested in some of the cost
particulars as well as the technical HOWTO. We’ve been trying to
estimate what it would cost to have an app up 24/7 on EC2, but every
time we run the numbers using Amazon’s published pricing we come up
with a different result.


#4

On Feb 3, 5:42 pm, “removed_email_address@domain.invalid”
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

with a different result.
We’re running a flirting site (http://www.flirtanywhere.com
http://flirtanywhere.mobi), on EC2 using a slightly modded version of
ec2onrails (the ami is modded, not the gem). A small instance using a
100GB ESB and storing all of our collateral on S3 (including db
backups) runs around $80-$90 per month. So far it’s been rock solid
and performs comparably with a similar sized dedicated box we had
about 18 months ago (ditched to go to EC2).


#5

Hello all, I’ll be writing something tonight about the whole
experience. On the whole, I couldn’t be happier with all of Amazon’s
offerings :slight_smile:


#6

We’re running a flirting site (http://www.flirtanywhere.comhttp://flirtanywhere.mobi), on EC2 using a slightly modded version of
ec2onrails (the ami is modded, not the gem). A small instance using a
100GB ESB and storing all of our collateral on S3 (including db
backups) runs around $80-$90 per month. So far it’s been rock solid
and performs comparably with a similar sized dedicated box we had
about 18 months ago (ditched to go to EC2).

Oh, yeah, forgot to add that we’ve been using CloudFront for a couple
of months now, and we’re pretty happy with that as well.

Cheers,
Todd


#7

OK, so I have written part 1 of my deploying to EC2. It’s at
http://blog.developergurus.com/2009/02/04/rails-passenger-ubuntu-and-ec2-part-1/

I was going to write part 2 today, but don’t think I will. Has to be
on Saturday :slight_smile: Please let me know if you want me to elaborate on
anything in there.


#8

Hi Daly,

On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 17:50 -0800, Daly wrote:

OK, so I have written part 1 of my deploying to EC2. It’s at
http://blog.developergurus.com/2009/02/04/rails-passenger-ubuntu-and-ec2-part-1/

Nice. I’ll look forward to seeing part 2. You should put a blurb /
link on the wiki.

Best regards,
Bill