Topic: RoR hosting help?

Hi,

I am looking for suggestions for hosting for a site we're developing in RoR (working with developer):

The site allows photographers to upload galleries, so we want to make sure we have proper memory and bandwidth. Traffic will be pretty light at first (visitors can search through these galleries). We're pretty convinced we need dedicated/VPS as opposed to shared hosting.

Important criteria are:

1) backups
2) bandwidth
3) RAM
4) Located in US
5) easy to change/scale as we grow (like add more RAM, etc)

We are working with a web dev so we also need it to be easy for him to deploy the code on the server.

We've been looking at:

http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting/
http://www.linode.com/
http://webbynode.com/

Anyone familiar with these guys? Other recs?

Thanks - I appreciate the help!

-Mike

Re: RoR hosting help?

I am in the same boat. I currently am hosting my site in a hostgator (shared environment), which is fine for the time being since I do not have a significant load. I am concerned that when I need to scale that I would quickly out-distance the limitations on a shared environment.

In the near future, I hope to do some load testing (on my shared-hosting environment) to nail-down the exact number of requests and users that can be simultaneously using the system and where those limitations fall.

I have been looking for dedicated or vps environment for when I have to scale to support such a load.

I have had good luck with HostGator and RoR (in a shared environment) and that is why I am primarily looking at them for a VPS or dedicated environment when the time comes. Their tech support has been helpful, timely, and knowledgeable.

If you are going to signup for a HostGator service/product, please use my affiliate account (http://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/aff … d=jmesser9).

*** I am not advocating you choose HostGator, choose what is best for you, but if you are going to, I would appreciate the referral! ***

HostGator Shared Hosting Limitations:
- You are allowed a maximum of 25% CPU usage limit for 90 second burst.
- You are allowed a maximum of 25% CPU usage limit.
- You are allowed a maximum of 25 mysql connection simultaneously.
- You are allowed a monthly limit of 250,000 *inodes.

*Even though we do offer unlimited quota and bandwidth for our webhosting, there are other limitations set for the package, no more than 250,000 inodes, every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode.

Hope that helps.

Jeremiah

Re: RoR hosting help?

We've used both Webbynode and Linode without major complaints. Both are easy to set up deployment to with Capistrano. Never used Hostgator.

Re: RoR hosting help?

Linode are excellent. Webbynode are a bit more expensive, but have some great things to help get you started and a very rails centric vibe. I would go with one of them.

Re: RoR hosting help?

thnx for new suggestion about ror hosting, m also looking for ror hosting.

Re: RoR hosting help?

mrhe25 wrote:

Hi,

I am looking for suggestions for hosting for a site we're developing in RoR (working with developer):

The site allows photographers to upload galleries, so we want to make sure we have proper memory and bandwidth. Traffic will be pretty light at first (visitors can search through these galleries). We're pretty convinced we need dedicated/VPS as opposed to shared hosting.

Important criteria are:

1) backups
2) bandwidth
3) RAM
4) Located in US
5) easy to change/scale as we grow (like add more RAM, etc)

We are working with a web dev so we also need it to be easy for him to deploy the code on the server.

We've been looking at:

http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting/
http://www.linode.com/
http://webbynode.com/

Anyone familiar with these guys? Other recs?

Thanks - I appreciate the help!

-Mike

Actually if backups that are done for you are very important then I recommend looking at SliceHost, they have backups that they can do for you, (at a cost I think), I believe as opposed to setting up your own.