RoR hosting help?

Hi,

I am looking for suggestions for hosting for a site we’re developing
in RoR (working with developer):

The site allows photographers to upload galleries, so we want to make
sure we have proper memory and bandwidth. Traffic will be pretty light
at first (visitors can search through these galleries). We’re pretty
convinced we need dedicated/VPS as opposed to shared hosting.

Important criteria are:

  1. backups
  2. bandwidth
  3. RAM
  4. Located in US
  5. easy to change/scale as we grow (like add more RAM, etc)

We are working with a web dev so we also need it to be easy for him to
deploy the code on the server.

We’ve been looking at:

http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting/
http://www.linode.com/
http://webbynode.com/

Anyone familiar with these guys? Other recs?

Thanks - I appreciate the help!

-Mike

On Jan 28, 2010, at 12:15 PM, Mike wrote:

Important criteria are:
We’ve been looking at:

http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting/
http://www.linode.com/
http://webbynode.com/

Anyone familiar with these guys? Other recs?

Nope.

I’d suggest adding slicehost.com to that list. I’ve got three slices
with them for various projects. Good stuff.

I use both Heroku and Rackspace with my hosting. I’ve heard great things
about Slicehost and Linode as well.

Mike,

I run marketing for www.engineyard.com – which has a rails hosting
offering that provides deployment and management, back-ended by Amazon
Web Services.

-> Backups are automated for you via snapshots of Amazon EBS volumes
-> bandwidth is charged on a sliding scale starting at $0.17 per GB
transfer (http://www.engineyard.com/products/cloud/pricing1)
-> RAM - starts at $.11 per hour for a 1.7GB small instance (with
1vCPU)
-> Located in Virginia
-> You can add RAM by upgrading instance sizes or adding more
instances – the first takes two button pushes, the second takes 1.
You can play with our pricing estimator to get more idea [http://
www.engineyard.com/products/cloud/pricing/price-estimator].

There’s a whole bunch of other features like automated database
replicas, automated security patching, application cloning etc. as you
grow. And when you get serious, you can add support offerings which
give you 24x7 coverage.

They’d probably want to use S3 for storing the photos.

Let me know at mmullany [ at ] engineyard.com if you’d like more
detail.

– michael

Hi,

I would use Heroku and store the images on Amazon S3.

Jarin U.
Founder, Robot Mode LLC
@jarinudom

Steve K. wrote:

I use both Heroku and Rackspace with my hosting. I’ve heard great things
about Slicehost and Linode as well.

Slicehost is excellent. So is Heroku.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

I am in India,we don’t use credit cards or pay pal, this has made it
very difficult to find a ROR hosting wich gives one full 24 hr
support. Any one knows a hosting that handles Indian payments?

Check for a hosting site that accepts mobile payments through Boku or
Paymo.
If you have a cell phone, the charges are added to the text rates and
you
just make payments normally through your cell phone provider.

Sincerely,

Joel D.
Website Bio: http://jdezenzio.com/
Rails Production Sites: http://ncaastatpages.com

Karthikeyan wrote:

I am in India,we don’t use credit cards or pay pal, this has made it
very difficult to find a ROR hosting wich gives one full 24 hr
support. Any one knows a hosting that handles Indian payments?

I know PayPal doesn’t deal with India…but can’t you use credit cards?

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

+1 vote for Heroku and Slicehost. I’ve used both and love both.
However, I
use Slicehost for non-rails apps, and Heroku for my rails apps.

Jason S.
“I’m going to live forever or die trying.”

Jason S. wrote:

+1 vote for Heroku and Slicehost. I’ve used both and love both.
However, I
use Slicehost for non-rails apps, and Heroku for my rails apps.

Right. I use Slicehost for the Rails apps I’ve written that need things
Heroku can’t provide.


Jason S.
“I’m going to live forever or die trying.”

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

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