New offers for cheap Rails hosting keep popping-up at an increasing
- Are they any good? - Is this 60$/year plan good enough for me? - "Is DreamHost any good, despite the hundreds of accounts per
- Will plan Z support the load/traffic my client expect?
- Is this 60$/month plan @ hoster X better than the 14$/month plan @
- Why is my app 3 times slower than last months? Is it my code, or
is it the server?
All those questions are vital when comes deployment time and today, when
hosting price really matters, we’re clueless.
AFAIK, the only way to an answer those questions is for through a
standard (set of) Rails application(s) that would exercise and measure
various areas of Rails, and publish the results interactively or send
them to a repository where they would be accumulated. We would just have
to install one instance at each hoster (or better, each server).
If the community’s pressure is sufficient, we could even have the
hosters do this on a voluntary basis. It would benefit the good ones, as
they could publish their ‘Rails Index’ on the plans ad pages.
Rails is right on many points where mature platforms are still
this is one more area where it can “Think Different”.
What say you?