What is a good virtual machine rails hosting service?

I want to get a virtual machine hosting service (not shared hosting)
that will scale up. Can people please recommend services that they
like?

I don’t want shared hosting because I want complete control over the
environment.

I like the slicehost model because it starts at $20 a month and you can
play around with it until you start getting some real traffic.

The problem I have with slicehost is that on their signup screen they
say we will send you your root password, change it immediately. This is
just security incompetence: (1) very dangerous and (2) there is an easy
solution: just have me tell them my password on the https webpage where
I give them my credit card number.

I highly recommend BlueBoxGroup [1]. I’m running my sites with them and
we
are very happy with their level of support and they have higuer end
options
(F5 load balancers, etc) that you won’t get with SliceHost. If you have
security concerns call Jesse P. [2] directly and get it all
started
your way. I’m sure they will be more than accommodating.

AEM

[1] http://blueboxgrid.com/contact
[2] p. 800-613-4305 x 801

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 7:09 PM, Daniel Wilkerson <
[email protected]> wrote:

The problem I have with slicehost is that on their signup screen they
say we will send you your root password, change it immediately. This is
just security incompetence: (1) very dangerous and (2) there is an easy
solution: just have me tell them my password on the https webpage where
I give them my credit card number.

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Adrian Esteban Madrid
Lead Developer, Prefab Markets
http://www.prefabmarkets.com

Hi Daniel,

I’m really happy with EC2. You have complete control over the
environment,
and it will definitely scale up (and down). You can build your own
server
image or use a pre-built image, there are lots of options.

You might want to check out my open-source Rails server image:
http://ec2onrails.rubyforge.org/

There is no default password (it’s randomized for each instance and root
password login is disabled in sshd_config), authentication is by public
key,
and the server keys are re-generated for each instance (i.e. not shared
by
all instances of the image).

Paul

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Daniel Wilkerson <
[email protected]> wrote:

The problem I have with slicehost is that on their signup screen they
say we will send you your root password, change it immediately. This is
just security incompetence: (1) very dangerous and (2) there is an easy
solution: just have me tell them my password on the https webpage where
I give them my credit card number.

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