Has anyone had any luck setting up a Rails App using GoDaddy?
I’d considered trying GoDaddy and had a brief chat with their technical
folks (after convincing the sales guy he couldn’t answer my questions).
of about a month ago, they had one guy working 3rd shift who was
with it.’ That news made me look elsewhere.
A look at the Rails wiki this weekend made me decide to give a2hosting a
try. I'm optimistic about the product I'm about to bring to market (No
:-) ) and was looking for a service I could grow with; from shared
through VPS to a dedicated server. They were one of the very few that
offer that. What turned the trick, though, was that they were the only
whose posting mentioned support for Mongrel.
So mid-Monday this week I signed up for a one month deal on their Small
Business plan ($9.95 by the month, $7.95/month for a one year contract).
They had me set up within a couple of hours. Tuesday morning I started
had my site functional my mid-afternoon. Tuesday afternoon, about
entered a ticket asking them to set up Mongrel for my site. I got an
from a Level 3 support person at 8:09AM Wednesday asking me for some
additional information about the app’s location on the server (main vs
sub-domain, what directory, etc.). I responded at 10:40AM and got an
telling me it was all done at 2:55PM.
Important bit of background: this is my very first RoR deployment. And
Bottom line: I couldn’t be happier with a2hosting. Rates are good.
Service is, IME, top notch. Mongrel is speedy as hell. Their cpanel is
useful as all getout. Only thing I needed that I didn’t have was puTTY.
And that, of course, is free! All is well with the world