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Best Ruby on Rails Hosting

February 26th, 2007 tony Leave a comment Go to comments

For the Ruby on Rails apps we are currently building we definitely want to host on beefy dedicated servers but I’ve recently started rebuilding raleigh list in Rails and while this site does a decent amount of traffic it doesn’t justify the time and money to setup a dedicated box especially since 90% of the traffic will be on page-cached pages. So I started looking around for something like VPS Rails hosting and read Geoffrey’s excellent review of his real world experience with multiple different Rails hosting providers. You can tell this is the real deal, honest opinion as there isn’t one affiliate ID attached to any of the links to the host providers so Geoffrey isn’t trying to make a buck here. You’re on a roll Geoffrey! I’ve been loving the peepcode screencasts.

So I’ll save myself some headache and give RailsMachine a try. But it sounds like you can do ok with Dreamhost if you are trying to go on the cheap. I can throw in one additional experience here and say that the ultra cheap a small orange was not worth the money as fast-cgi on their shared hosting was painfully show for me. Perhaps their higher-tier services are better but I really like the sound of the railsmachine gem setting up the entire environment for me in under an hour.

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  1. your_store
    February 26th, 2007 at 16:49 | #1

    RailsMachine is the best Rails hosting I’ve found. Great backend and pushing apps to production is a breeze with their RailsMachine gem.

  2. February 27th, 2007 at 06:23 | #2

    Hi tony, I’ve read your article on seo. Thanks for that bro! By the way I’m thinking about buying a rails hosting I’ll try rails machine linking you on my blog is there any problem? I like your blog.

  3. Brian
    March 3rd, 2007 at 14:37 | #3

    You should give HostingRails.com a look, too – they don’t have VPS plans but they’ll set you up with a Mongrel cluster proxyed behind Apache2 and give you dedicated memory. A cheap way to get things fast and much more stable than FastCGI – coming from DreamHost it was night and day.

  4. November 1st, 2008 at 13:10 | #4

    RailsCluster is the fastest and most reliable Ruby on Rails hosting platform from the Netherlands. The platform is fully redundant, twice as fast as other Ruby on Rails hosts and has an availability of 99,8%. Rack applications such as Merb are supported as well. Check it out at http://en.railscluster.nl – there’s a free 30 day trial too.

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