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.
- 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 VPS sites but I have a few low volume
personal/hobby sites that are still running on a modest server in my
basement. I really like the aspect of running at a professionally
colo on someone else’s hardware. I would like to migrate these to a low
service. These are not business sites and don’t have strict up time
requirements, and I don’t want to spend much money, so a shared hosting
service is probably what I need. But I would like to know what to
Thanks for your help.