: Rails hosting providers What are some of the best hosting providers for a Ruby on Rails application? I have looked into Heroku and it looks like a good option, but would it be better to go
What are some of the best hosting providers for a Ruby on Rails application?
I have looked into Heroku and it looks like a good option, but would it be better to go with a VPS or Grid hosting provider.
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I used Tilted for a Rails app and its great. They're also very friendly and A+ support. A more popular alternative, recommended by my co-worker, would be Rackspace.
Another "it depends" answer, but it really does.
The pricing point of Heroku is easily great for small sites. Once you get into more "application" based rails sites, you might want to look at Slicehost or some other VPS provider.
From there, full servers (Site5, Hostgator) might be the answer.
Ask yourself how much horsepower you really need for your site. If you can estimate this well, you have your answer.
It mostly depends on what you're looking for.
If you'd like to have complete control over your server, I'd recommend any one of the very good Linux VPS hosting services. In particular, Linode has really good price-to-spec ratios on their VPS machines, and I've also had good luck with Rackspace Cloud.
If you're looking for a more hands-off approach, Heroku is really good as is Engineyard (if you can afford it).