This is OT in the sense that it’s yet another hosting question and not
strictly a problem I’m having with Rails. Basically, I trust and
appreciate the knowledge of the folks on this list so I’m hoping for
I have a new project that I’ll be starting up soon. It’s basically
going to feed videos. The webapp piece is trivial. I’m pretty sure
I’ll be able to knock out the actual Ruby / Rails code in an evening
Where I’m lost is in choosing a hosting provider for such a thing.
When the site gets more traffic I have some good local choices for
dedicated servers / co location, but for now I’m looking for a virtual
I already use a virtual host for other Rails and PHP applications, but
those are mostly database-centric apps. Now I need larger bandwidth
and storage space, but still the ability to log in as root, install
whatever I want, run Rails, etc.
If anyone has experience with this type of hosting, or even any tips
and pitfalls related to video hosting in general, I would be very
grateful to hear about them.