While this discussion is still warm, I want to put in a good word for quantact.com, who I use for my hosting. So far it's been the best of all worlds: fast, cheap, and flexible. I can set up any number of domains and unix accounts in my reseller distro, have root access to a quick, reliable virtual server with ssh, sftp and all the nifty webmin sysadmin tools for non-SAs, and amazing support in the form of the very knowledgeable CEO Tim Doyle, who's been like my own personal dp department (when I need him). It was more-or-less DIY as far as the rails installation went, but it wasn't all that hard to get mysql/rails/fastcgi playing together nicely on my server. Now I can set up any number of rails-enabled websites for myself or for clients, and if I want to change anything about my configurations or my clients', I can do it. And it's cheap. That's amazing flexibility, support, and value. Having seen some of what Rails can do, Tim is now interested in steps he can take to serve the Rails community better.
on 2005-11-13 15:56