In 4 weeks, I’ll have to install a - my first - small Rails app for a
client. More will come later.
(small => less than 5-10 people connected at any time, max 1GB required
for photos storage).
As my criteria are partially conflicting, I’m afraid no single hoster
matches all of them:
I can read a guide, but I’m not a Linux/Apache/FCGI Guru, and I’ll have
to install and maintain the whole stuff.
=> I want painlessness and peace of mind: easy to config, stable,
reliable, with good/excellent Rails support.
I include the hosting in my bill, or have the client purchase it
=> I want it - reasonably - cheap- , or with a good referral plan.
The planned apps are “small”, and not very demanding, but they cannot
be/look sluggish. Typically, I would also need 0.5-2+Gb per apps, for
files and photo storage
=> Cannot share one Lifetime TextDrive account accross 20 clients. Too
After two hours on the net, I’m back with more questions and doubts than
- Dreamhost is very tempting (low price + super high referral amount!!),
but looks risky (? Rails support).
- PlanetArgon is tempting (good Rails support and apparently painless
installation & config), but a little pricey (for small/mini-apps) if I
use one account per app/client.
- RailsBase hasn’t landed yet, and I have no idea of the seat price.
I thought about sharing one PlanetArgon account for 3-4 small apps. The
disk space and bandwidth are sufficient. How about the response time? Is
this a good idea?
Any comment, suggestion and/or experience is welcome. Please enlight me;
I’m a little lost.