Shared hosting recommendation?

Hello!
Can anybody recomend a shared hosting provider for Ruby on Rails apps?
I’m aware that a shared hosting env will not be good enough for a high
traffic, production site but I’m just looking for a small playground.
Thanks in advance.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Rafael V. [email protected]
wrote:

Hello!
Can anybody recomend a shared hosting provider for Ruby on Rails apps? I’m
aware that a shared hosting env will not be good enough for a high traffic,
production site but I’m just looking for a small playground.
Thanks in advance.

I don’t have direct experience but I’ve heard about Heroku
(http://heroku.com) a lot around these communities, for Rack based
applications…
Maybe in the Rails list they have better answers for this question…

Jesus.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Rafael V. [email protected]
wrote:

Hello!
Can anybody recomend a shared hosting provider for Ruby on Rails apps? I’m
aware that a shared hosting env will not be good enough for a high traffic,
production site but I’m just looking for a small playground.
Thanks in advance.

I have no affiliation with the company I am about to suggest, but
asmallorange.com is worth checking out.
I have a campaign site for someone running for state office hosted
there using radiant cms and it has been smooth.
They deploy rails apps with passenger.

2010/3/4 Jesús Gabriel y Galán [email protected]:

Maybe in the Rails list they have better answers for this question…

Heroku isn’t technically shared hosting.
The big thing to keep in mind with Heroku is that it is a read only
file system.
This will have implications on how you design your rails site.
However, you cant beat free (as long as someone else handles the
database)

Andrew

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM, andrew mcelroy [email protected]
wrote:

applications…
Maybe in the Rails list they have better answers for this question…

Heroku isn’t technically shared hosting.
The big thing to keep in mind with Heroku is that it is a read only
file system.
This will have implications on how you design your rails site.
However, you cant beat free (as long as someone else handles the database)

As I said, I don’t have experience with them, it’s just that I hear it
a lot, specially in the Sinatra list, etc.

Jesus.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM, andrew mcelroy [email protected]
wrote:

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Rafael V. [email protected] wrote:

Hello!
Can anybody recomend a shared hosting provider for Ruby on Rails apps? I’m
aware that a shared hosting env will not be good enough for a high traffic,
production site but I’m just looking for a small playground.
Thanks in advance.

I have no affiliation with the company I am about to suggest, but
asmallorange.com is worth checking out.

By affiliation, I mean other than as a customer. :slight_smile:

I have tried Google App Engine and A Small Orange. AE free but it has
many limitations and is too slow, as far as initialization goes. ASO is
cheap, but you can’t install your own gems if they require a compiler,
you can’t host multiple domains on their smaller plans, their software
is somewhat dated (old rubygems, etc.), and you need to use some
terrible management interface called CPanel.

I gave up on shared hosting and just went to RackSpace Cloudservers. It
costs $11/month and you have root access, no limitations, your own IP
for SSL… It was well worth a few dollars more to not have to deal with
shared hosting nonsense.

Thanks for your anwers. I will check out a small orange.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Rafael V. [email protected]
wrote:

Hey Jesus, which is the usenet group specific to rails? I’ve searched but
only found gmane.comp.lang.ruby.rails which has only 3 headers according to
my usenet provider.

I think it’s:

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk

More info here:

Jesus.

Hey Jesus, which is the usenet group specific to rails? I’ve searched
but only found gmane.comp.lang.ruby.rails which has only 3 headers
according to my usenet provider.

On 2010-03-04 12:09:44 -0500, Jesús Gabriel y Galán said:

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