Text drive or dreamhost

I’m looking for a rails host and the two that seem to be the most
popular are textdrive and dreamhost.

Has anyone had any experience with any of these and have any comments?

Is tehre a better host that I have missed?

cheers
paul

On 1/9/07, paul [email protected] wrote:

I’m looking for a rails host and the two that seem to be the most
popular are textdrive and dreamhost.

Popular, as in their servers are highly loaded?

Is tehre a better host that I have missed?

http://ocssolutions.com/


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

Hi Paul,

take a look at http://www.railshostinginfo.com for more Rails hosting
companies. I quite recently launched this site, because a couple of
months ago I was doing the same as you are now. Searching for a good
Rails host. If you come across some good Rails hosting companies, please
suggest them to me. And once you have chosen a hosting company, please
write a review about them at railshostinginfo.com. Thanks and good luck
with your search.

BTW: I’m always looking for people to submit a review about the hosting
companies that are already on the site, so it becomes easier for people
like Paul to choose a good host. I want to hear from you!

Kind regards,

Nick S.

I’ve header Textdrive is expensive.

Dreamhost allows lot’s of domains and mysql databases

You might also check out webmasters.com. Their control panel is full of
easy to install apps.

DAN

Dreamhost is awesome! I’ve had them for about six months. Never had a
problem…even when they were having outages. I highly suggest them.
They are all up to date with ruby and rails. Also have some cool gems
installed.

If you want to sign up…just travel over to
http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?203990 and then you can enter the code
RUBYGROUP to get the $50 dollar activation fee waived. After that the
package I have is only $10 bucks a month. I can add as many domains as
I like and you get more space than you should ever need.

Matt P. wrote:

I have no real experience of dreamhost, but I grabbed an account anyway
using one of the $97 discount codes - means I paid about £12 (yep,
sterling) for 1 years hosting and domain name(1 year in advance is the
best deal - no set up fee).
Installed ruby/gems locally (no real need, but hey why not, with 200GB
of disk :stuck_out_tongue: ), no issues so far, pretty fast on the ping even considering
I’m in the UK.

Check out http://retailmenot.com for discount codes (I believe I used
ABW97).

railsplayground.com I can vouch for (13 months), great service.

I’ve been using Site5 for the six months and they’ve been really good.
Quick to respond to tickets and there’s a lots of helpful people on
their forums. Unlimited domains, mySQL databases, SSH etc for about
$5/month (you have to pay 12 months up front though).

I’ve been using Dream Host for other things and recently started
installing Rails apps for exploration and live websites.

They told me yesterday Mongrel isn’t supported. :o(

thanks for your comments

paul

Textdrive rocks. Great service, and that matters for rails hosting.

Matt P. wrote:

and then you can enter the code
to get the $50 dollar activation fee waived.

Disclaimer: this guy is probably making money on the URL and code he
sent. Take his review with an extremely large grain of salt.

I set up one client on a DreamHost VPS…never again. Shotty Rails
support,
buggy FCGI. I host all my sites on Rimu now, dedicated or VPS.

Although I will say Engine Y. and RailsMachine both look nice as well.

Hello guys, just wanted to set something straight. Sorry I should have
openly stated that Dreamhost gives a little kick back to those who
refer. That is a link with my referral code, but I do in fact use and
love Dreamhost. I’ve never had any trouble as far as Ruby and Rails
goes. Plus at the first of the year they went through and made sure
that all things Ruby, Rails, and gems are up to date.

So go check them out…I recommend them. You can go straight to
http://www.dreamhost.com or you can use the promo code RUBYGROUP and
save a little money.

Carl J. wrote:

Matt P. wrote:

and then you can enter the code
to get the $50 dollar activation fee waived.

Disclaimer: this guy is probably making money on the URL and code he
sent. Take his review with an extremely large grain of salt.

You can’t go wrong with Steel Pixel
hosting from the Web 2.0 Show podcast guys. I am running Vouchor.com
and Chugd.com on their servers and their service is phenomenal!
Starting at $4.95 per month, it’s worth a look.

If you’re trying to just help the guy out, then please give him a full
referral code like this one: MAX97

–Jeremy

On 1/14/07, Matt P. [email protected] wrote:

save a little money.

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.


My free Ruby e-book:
http://www.humblelittlerubybook.com/book/

My blogs:
http://www.mrneighborly.com/
http://www.rubyinpractice.com/

Textdrive doesn’t rock anymore, their samurai task is so over zealous
and
the servers are unreliable and over priced. Maybe they give better
service
on non-shared -I don’t know as I haven’t risked it- but I am in the
process
of dumping them for Site5 (shared) and RimuHosting (VPS). Site5 has been
reliable and cheap (I have only had 1 1/2 hour outage in 6 months) and
RimuHosting are very cheap and seem to be really helpful.

I do like Textdrives community, but that doesn’t replace poor hosting
that
seems to have been stuck in a timewarp whilst they push their joyent
(parents product) thing. I would much rather they invested their
resources
in making a decent hosting offering rather than diluting it with office
productivity stuff I don’t want.

James

On 1/10/07, Code Xy [email protected] wrote:

Textdrive rocks. Great service, and that matters for rails hosting.


Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.


James

i would go to the webhost that has RoR as a primary service.
hostingrails has been awesome in getting me up to speed on my rails app.
tech support is quick, and they offer a bunch of services. if i can get
a site up and running with all kinds of plugins, anybody can!

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