RoR and GoDaddy

Has anyone had any experience with setting up a rails site on GoDaddy?
I’m looking at the $6.99/month package for a small, low-traffic site.
How was their support? Are their servers stable? Are there any gotchas I
need to be advised of in regards to database access, caching, etc. ?

Thanks,
Will


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I had a horrible time trying to get a RoR site up on GoDaddy - others
have had more success, but all-in-all I think if you search the forum
you’ll find several threads of much better recommendations.

I’m not going to make a recommendation because, well - those threads are
out there and why repeat ourselves yet again. I just wanted to answer
your point-blank question about GD.

:slight_smile:

c.

Will G. wrote:

Has anyone had any experience with setting up a rails site on GoDaddy?
I’m looking at the $6.99/month package for a small, low-traffic site.
How was their support? Are their servers stable? Are there any gotchas I
need to be advised of in regards to database access, caching, etc. ?

Thanks,
Will


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What particular problems did you encounter?

Cayce B. [email protected] wrote:
I had a horrible time trying to get a RoR site up on GoDaddy - others
have had more success, but all-in-all I think if you search the forum
you’ll find several threads of much better recommendations.

I’m not going to make a recommendation because, well - those threads are
out there and why repeat ourselves yet again. I just wanted to answer
your point-blank question about GD.

:slight_smile:

c.

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On 04 Oct 2006, at 04:41, Cayce B. wrote:

was a painless affair.
Indeed, A2hosting’s support is top notch, very responsive, very
helpful and as long as your site doesn’t need to cope with high
traffic or memory intensive tasks, they’re great and cheap.

I do have some problems with A2hosting. One of my apps running at
a2hosting uses send_file to send an mp3 file (ranging between 3-10
MB) and after about 10 downloads, an “Failed to allocate memory”
message pops up or the mongrel is terminated. I think this is caused
by the combination of freezing the rails gem in the vendor’s
directory (I had to do this, because otherwise the acts_as_attachment
plugin fails to load and the mongrel fails to start properly) and
having to use “:streaming => false” (if I don’t, every download just
kills the mongrel without any error reporting). All I’m saying is: if
you have a low profile site, a2hosting is a great shared host, if
your site has to handle file downloads and you have the cash, go for
a VPS from Rimuhosting.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

I went the godaddy route for a cheap alternative to my pre-RoR usual
hoster, which was (and still is) trying to get up and running with RoR
functionality on their servers. I uploaded my application but could not
get it to run on it’s own. I was a noob (still am) so my attempts to
make it work were all over the board - messed around with the cgi
scripts, permissions, locations of my files, environment.rb settings,
etc. I mean - I tried everything I could think of, asked some questions
here, back to the drawing board, lather, rinse, repeat.

In the end, I believe I got fastcgi configured and had it running, but
when I would make changes and upload them, I could not get them to show
up. I understood that fcgi stays resident and I needed it to “reload”.
There is a utility in their config manager to restart the fcgi daemon,
but that never seemed to work for me. What would happen is that each
morning I would come to my app, and the changes that I couldn’t get to
show up the night before would be there. So some sort of nightly reset,
or just time to trigger a cache expiration - I don’t know. All I do know
is that I was frustrated to the point of kicking the nearest dog.

After three days of dicking around with it part-time (have a day job) I
went to the rails wiki and picked the first site I saw that looked good
with a cheap month-to-month cost. It happened to be A2hosting. I had my
application uploaded and running 10 minutes after I got access to my
account, and have not looked back since, though I’ve heard great things
here about several other hosters. A2 set up Mongrel for me - again, it
was a painless affair.

So, in the end it was maybe, and quite likely, my noobiness that was
doing me in, at GoDaddy. Someone here very likely in retrospect or
through experience could pinpoint the problem I was having. But, at the
time I couldn’t get an answer, tried something else, and the sheer EASE
with which it all went on the other host nailed it for me.

c.

Will G. wrote:

What particular problems did you encounter?

Cayce B. [email protected] wrote:
I had a horrible time trying to get a RoR site up on GoDaddy - others
have had more success, but all-in-all I think if you search the forum
you’ll find several threads of much better recommendations.

I’m not going to make a recommendation because, well - those threads are
out there and why repeat ourselves yet again. I just wanted to answer
your point-blank question about GD.

:slight_smile:

c.

Will G. wrote:

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