Mark T. wrote:
Which has been a better RoR application host?
Which has had the best uptime?
Which is more customizable, as far as adding gems, etc goes?
Not sure about Dreamhost because I’ve never hosted with them, just know
that Dreamhost has had many reliablility problems lately due to a recent
power outage - then a spiraling problem with a mystery network problem.
MediaTemple and Dreamhost I believe are both housed in the same
As far as rails hosting, I’ve played around with MT’s new GS product and
it’s pretty cool if you’re not looking for a VPS solution.
Gives you a 64mb rails container (sandbox so you don’t take down the
server, is like a mini VPS) that you can run your apps in. They use
apache (not 2.2, 2.0 something) and proxie rails requests to 1 mongrel
instance. So all images, css, etc is served by apache.
My experience is that one rails app on there eats up about 25 to 30mb or
ram, so you probably shouldn’t host more than 1 app per container
safely. You can upgrade your containers ram (256mb for $25, 1B for $75).
Gem install is done via their local servers (for C compiled gems) or can
via others. Can run subversion.
Is $20 a month.
Speed is ok, but have only had it for a week and haven’t really played
with it too much. So, my vote would be for MediaTemple just because I
have experience with them.
Hope that helps.