Shared Hosting Rails Sites?


#1

I can’t decide between a2hosting.com, successfulhosting.com, site5.com
(which offers 11gb
of disk space for $8.77/month – I’ll never use it), planetargon.com
(which offers 1 gb
for $11/month), or railsplayground.com (which offers a gigabyte
practically for free).
Any experiences you’d like to share?

Only a2 and planetargon list their gems on their web sites.

All of these offer postgresql, which I plan to use.

I cannot tell which of these shared hosting plans gives the best support
and performance
by looking at the web site…

Warren


#2

I really can’t speak to any comparison, since I haven’t used any other
sites, but I signed up with OCS Solutions (http://ocssolutions.com/)
about a month ago, and have had no complaints.


#3

I’m hosting several sites on Planetargon and I’m happy with them.


#4

Warren S. wrote:

I can’t decide between a2hosting.com, successfulhosting.com, site5.com
(which offers 11gb of disk space for $8.77/month – I’ll never use it),
planetargon.com (which offers 1 gb for $11/month), or
railsplayground.com (which offers a gigabyte practically for free). Any
experiences you’d like to share?

I don’t use any of them, but I am familiar with the guys at Site5, I
would recommend them based on what I know about them.

Tracy


#5

On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 23:02 +0200, Warren S. wrote:

Only a2 and planetargon list their gems on their web sites.

All of these offer postgresql, which I plan to use.

We’re the only (that we’re aware of) one that actually gives you your
own instance of PostgreSQL. :wink:

Yep… you’re the superuser and can add all the fun PostgreSQL contribs
that you like. :slight_smile:

http://www.planetargon.com/hosting.html

Robby


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#6

This question keeps popping-up, and it will till the end of time.

We need an accurate and objective way to compare hosterA vs hosterB.
Hosted, dedicacted, VPS, etc… And even for one hoster, we need to
compare plans: "Is Textdrive’s 11$/plan enough, or do I need the
66$/plan).
And even within one plan, we need to compare servers. (Look at all the
people on Textdrive who complain about a particular server xxx).
There are too many combinations, and too many offers. “I’m happy with
My_Hoster” doesn’t do it anymore.

We need a (series of) benchmark app(s), that would be installed in an
account at each of these hosters, and would send results to a central
repository every hour and every day.

As a side-effect, the Rails community would get a better service by
hoster, because we’d have numbers to show them.

Alain