From what I have found, there’s very little shared hosts out there
(especially the cheap ones) that are framework friendly, whether
that’s RoR or CakePHP or … There are some exceptions, but those are
usually the hosts that charge a bit more to be able to give customers
decent support. We used to deploy wherever our customer wanted, having
to contact Mr. John S. from their host who couldn’t even write
english properly and answered us using lots of technical vocabulary
that didn’t even make sense, even though we ran our own dedicated
linux servers. Every host was a new surprise and our apps kept on
crashing and dumping huge error files.
In the end, we just told our customers to bite the bullet, we went for
our own dedicated server, set it up, charged them about double what
they paid for their own host, provided them with plesk so they could
at least make their own e-mail addresses and ever since we have had
very happy customers, despite them having to pay a bit more. We
haven’t had a single complaint and we can tweak the server to our
liking. You get what you pay for in the end.
On 02 Dec 2008, at 12:20, Nellboy wrote:
because I like to have finer control over everything. If money is not
too much of an issue, I think you would be better served by signing
for a VPS from somewhere and then setting up your own virtual server
to run the app on if for no other reason than to gain a good
understanding for how Rails applications are served to your audience.
Peter De Berdt