Suggestions for a rails webhost


#1

I have multiple domains I want to move to a rails host. I would like
full SSH access to the servers, ftp, and a knowledgeable support staff
that I can get on the phone.

Any suggestions?


#2

http://railshosting.org/

On Jan 29, 2009, at 12:02 PM, Michael K. wrote:

I have multiple domains I want to move to a rails host. I would like
full SSH access to the servers, ftp, and a knowledgeable support staff
that I can get on the phone.

Any suggestions?

You’ll have to search for yourself because you’re the only one who
knows your requirements.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

HostGator.comhttp://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=smcgilvrayhas
been a great one that I use for several sites.

http://www.hostgator.comhttp://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=smcgilvray

Sean McGilvray & Sarena Byers
Director
Identity Theft Specialist
Pre-Paid Legal Service’s, Inc. NYSE:PPD
Phone: 760-486-1019
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://www.transferhome.net

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Michael K. <


#4

http://railsboxcar.com/

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Michael K.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:


Robby R.
Chief Evangelist, Partner

PLANET ARGON, LLC
design // development // hosting w/Ruby on Rails


http://www.robbyonrails.com/
aim: planetargon

+1 503 445 2457
+1 877 55 ARGON [toll free]
+1 815 642 4068 [fax]


#5

What about engineyard. They’re bloody awesome

Sent from my iPhone


#6

I disagree. Trying to get actual service out of these guys is a
ridiculous nightmare

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#7

Someone registered a domain with them, and trying to move away from
them was almost impossible. Trying to get any technically sensible
response was equally fruitless.

Sent from my iPhone


#8

I have not had any problems up to this point with service from them.
They
have been spot on, with quick replies.

Sean McGilvray & Sarena Byers
Director
Identity Theft Specialist
Pre-Paid Legal Service’s, Inc. NYSE:PPD
Phone: 760-486-1019
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://www.transferhome.net


#9

On 29 Jan 2009, at 21:03, Sean McGilvray wrote:

I am sorry to hear that. I do not register any domains with them.
Mine are all done through godaddy.com

Thank you for letting me know though.

Both Hostgator and Godaddy are well known for their dubious domain
name hijacks through sister companies. Getting support from either of
them was a living nightmare, mostly resulting in either a standardized
reply telling us to stuff it or a “I’m wery sory, but dat isn’t
icluded in our servises, regards, John S.” reply telling us to
stuff it.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/03/godaddy-uses-standard-tactics-to-warehouse-domains/

Godaddy and Hostgator were the reason we abandoned shared hosting
completely, so in a way we should thank them. The horror they both
were caused us to bite the bullet, spend a few extra dollars on our
hosting and live the happy business life from there on.

That said, I want to mention Rimuhosting’s VPSs (rimuhosting.com),
because both their servers and especially support is amazing. We’ve
been a customer with them for years now and I couldn’t say one bad
word about that host.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#10

What do people think about hosting it on EC2 (Amazon Cloud)? I havn’t
tried
it, but am looking for responses.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:11 AM, Peter De Berdt
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

hijacks through sister companies. Getting support from either of them was a
live the happy business life from there on.


-Richard A.


#11

+1 for Slicehost

Great service and fast servers.

On Jan 30, 1:02 am, Michael K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#12

I’d suggest taking a quick look at Slicehost. www.slicehost.com

I’ve just set up a VPS there a couple of days ago and so far I’m
really impressed with them. It’s also relatively cheap compared to
other services and you get root SSH access to your Slice (thats how
they call the VPS). You can choose from different platforms and it
could be ready in 5 minutes after the registration.

Also the company consist of professional Rails developers who are
helpful. Also their internal wiki has a lot of helpful articles.
Attila

On Jan 29, 5:02 pm, Michael K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#13

On Jan 29, 12:02 pm, Michael K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

I have multiple domains I want to move to a rails host. I would like
full SSH access to the servers, ftp, and a knowledgeable support staff
that I can get on the phone.

Any suggestions?

Not sure of all requirements. I like Slice Host, but that’s a VPS
solution. They have good support documentation (setting up servers,
and locking down security) and are fairly responsive via IRC. They are/
havebeen acquired by RackSpace, but that may not affect their current
approach.

The servers are Ubuntu 8.04 builds (LTS) with the customer having full
apt-get / sudo super powers.

I’ve struggled with VPS solutions before, and this one makes things
more plug-n-play in comparison.


#14

I am sorry to hear that. I do not register any domains with them. Mine
are
all done through godaddy.com

Thank you for letting me know though.

Sean McGilvray & Sarena Byers
Director
Identity Theft Specialist
Pre-Paid Legal Service’s, Inc. NYSE:PPD
Phone: 760-486-1019
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://www.transferhome.net


#15

We host on EC2. I think it beats anything else for dev+test
environments (since you can create and tear down instances very easily
and pretty quickly, thanks to the various projects out there that let
you do this --see [1]).

For production, my impression is that it’s more expensive than some
other options, but that’s not based on any empirical evidence. If you
need to be able to scale up and down quickly, then it can’t be beat
(right now you have to roll your own auto-scaling, but Amazon has
announced intentions to provide this as a service [2]) . But if your
configuration is going to be largely static, I suspect you’ll do better
pricewise with another vendor.

dwh

[1] We use http://github.com/pauldowman/ec2onrails
[2] http://aws.amazon.com/contact-us/new-features-for-amazon-ec2/


#16

On Jan 30, 5:50 am, “removed_email_address@domain.invalid”
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’d suggest taking a quick look at Slicehost.www.slicehost.com

Yet another 1+ for Slicehost. They were recently bought by RackSpace,
but nothing has changed operationally. Great systems and service!


#17

yap, slicehost +1 =) but it depends how much you want to spent, with
slice host you have complete control of you server, but of course a
VPS is more expensive than a simple host service.

On Jan 29, 5:02 pm, Michael K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#18

I had been looking for several months to move my sites (both RoR and
old-fashioned) off of my home servers and finally pulled the trigger
when I read that the Rails Rumble is hosted by http://www.linode.com/
. It’s funny that I hadn’t heard of them until then given how much
searching I had done over that time. Their pricing, ease of use, ease
of upgrading, etc is simply great. I’m very happy with them.

-cpr


#19

+1 for slicehost

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Denis H.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

largely static, I suspect you’ll do better pricewise with another vendor.
tried it, but am looking for responses.


God Bless,

Joe O.
agilejoe.lostechies.com


#20

On 02 Feb 2009, at 14:05, tonypm wrote:

Some helpful comments here. Does anyone have any experience using
these from the UK.

As far as I know Slicehost doesn’t host VPSs in the UK. We recently
migrated our US-based Rimuhosting server accounts to a new server in
their UK datacenter (BlueSquare in Maidenhead). The dramatic
improvement in ping time does make quite a difference to be honest,
especially for applications that use quite a bit of AJAX.
Rimuhosting’s VPSs though are not located in the UK either. A friend
of mine has a VPS with bytemark.co.uk and is quite happy with them
(Java applications). I must however add that he didn’t need any help
setting up a server etc.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt