We're currently hosting on Media Temple, but their Grid Servers are letting us down. We've had an average of two calls per week to them w/ reliability issues - they just keep going down for 20-30 minutes at a time. So, we're looking for a reliable RoR host that we can do multi-site hosting on. Nothing to big for now, just three blogs running Mephisto and/or WordPress. Eventually, we're going to have some small internal apps that we'll need to host on the servers. We'd also like to be able to stay with that hosting provider, even if we have to move to a different type of hosting, when we start scaling our apps. And we want it to be easy to setup out of the gate.
on 2007-03-14 02:28
on 2007-03-14 02:44
I'm currently using hostingrails.com - here's my experience: Pros: - resonable inexpensive - you get a lot for your money - fairly easy out the gate setup - good set-up/config information available in their forums - service is pretty fast so far but few users on my server Cons: - not much help if you have a real problem - they try but responses can be slow (we were down 3 hours last Thursday - didn't respond to help requests until sometime after we were back up) - requires a year upfront payment - I get the opinion they are learning as they go So, if you want to do some simple strightforward hosting and you know your way around cPanel then it's probably fine. Pretty cheap, even given yearly payment and you do get a lot for your money (at the top end 150meg dedicated for mongrels)
on 2007-03-14 03:02
I suggest you check out the Rails Deployment discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-deployment?lnk=li
on 2007-03-14 03:20
On 3/13/07, Todd Warfel <email@example.com> wrote: > to stay with that hosting provider, even if we have to move to a > different type of hosting, when we start scaling our apps. > > And we want it to be easy to setup out of the gate. > > > > > I use slicehost.com to host my blog and some other apps. It's very good and if uptime isn't critical then they'll definitely be great for you. By "if uptime isn't critical" I don't mean that they're down a lot though (I haven't noticed any downtime), I just mean "if uptime isn't critical." At work, we deploy our app to engineyard.com. So far they've been kick ass. You seriously don't have to do anything...just write your app and they take care of the rest. When you sign up you tell them what gems you want on your slice, and they send you back an email with all your info as well as a Capistrano recipe that's tailored to their setup. Support has been great, they respond within minutes most of the time, and usually when they respond it's because they've fixed your problem. Of course you pay for fully managed service like that. Like I said, we write the code and they handle everything when it comes to deployment. If you just want a reliable place to deploy your apps, and you can manage your own server, then slicehost is a great choice. Pat
on 2007-03-14 03:41
I have been talking to engineyard.com. They are VERY knoweldgable about Rails hosting. Not the cheapest, but top notch service as far as I can tell. Hopefully I will be working with them soon on a project. Michael
on 2007-03-14 08:46
Take a look at http://www.railshostinginfo.com for a rundown of some of the better known Rails hosting companies. It also allows you to easily compare them and find a good one. I would like to ask everybody who has experience with hosting Rails projects to submit his review at RailsHostingInfo.com, so it becomes easier for others in the Rails community to find a host. Thanks. Kind regards, Nick
on 2007-03-14 09:17
On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 06:27:08PM -0700, Todd Warfel wrote : > So, we're looking for a reliable RoR host that we can do multi-site > hosting on. Give RailsMachine a try. For $75/month, you'll have support from Bradley Taylor (author of mongrel_cluster gem). Look at the webcast on their website: http://railsmachine.com/ Regards, -- ,========================. | Pierre-Alexandre Meyer | | email : firstname.lastname@example.org | `========================'
on 2007-03-27 19:24
Hello Todd, I'm Maykel from SpeedyRails.com, we offer fully managed shared and dedicated hosting, this mean we will always help you, no matter if you have a shared or dedicated plan, if the problem is in the OS or your application, we will always help you solve the problems. We have fair prices for shared hosting (one Rails application per account) and also very good prices for fully managed dedicated servers, so you don't have to be a linux expert to have your own dedicated box to host many rails applications. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you. Sorry for the chimes, but I don't have experience with other providers (although I know EngineYard and Rails Machine are very good too!)