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I think one thing to consider between Heroku and something like
Slicehost, is what exactly you have the resources/willingness to
support.

One of the things I've really liked is that to get an app running on
Heroku is that I basically just have to worry about my Ruby app, not
maintaining a server environment.

On the other hand, it's somewhat limiting as to what I can do there,
so it's not a solution to every problem.

-Ross.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
>
> I'm going to recommend slicehost also. †Again, I haven't used it but I met
> the (former) owner. †He sold the business to rackspace, which has an awesome
> reputation in the cloud computing world. †They are #2 behind amazon.
>
> Rosalyn
>
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Doran, Michael D <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Kevin,
>>
>> Although I can't recommend any hosting based on personal experience, a
>> while back I had bookmarked a recommended (by another code4libber) hosting
>> site: Slicehost at http://www.slicehost.com/
>>
>> I think they pretty much get out of the way and let you do what you want,
>> development wise. †Regarding Rails in particular, one of their testimonials
>> said "The only thing I can say is Wow! ... Rails up and running in 30
>> minutes." †Another said "...Iím a Rails developer and a Linux enthusiast who
>> canít believe he found a Gentoo VPS with 256MB RAM for $20/month." †And yet
>> another "...Iím a freelance Rails developer, and my experience on an Ubuntu
>> VPS has been fantastic compared to my previous shared hosting experience."
>> [1]
>>
>> Again, this is *not* a recommendation from personal experience.
>>
>> -- Michael
>>
>> [1] http://www.slicehost.com/why-slicehost/testimonials
>>
>> # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian
>> # University of Texas at Arlington
>> # 817-272-5326 office
>> # 817-688-1926 mobile
>> # [log in to unmask]
>> # http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/
>>
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> > Kevin Reiss
>> > Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:16 AM
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] Rails Hosting
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I was curious if anyone could recommend a hosting service that they've
>> > had a good ruby on rails experience with. I've been working with
>> > bluehost but my experience has not been good. You need to work through
>> > a lot of hoops just to get a moderately complicated rails application
>> > properly. The applications we are looking at deploying would be
>> > moderately active, 1,000 -2000 visits a day. Thanks for any comments in
>> > advance.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Kevin Reiss
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>