Best server + database to use with Rails?

I've never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I've
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I've read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

The problems with Apache fast cgi have been resolved. Ubuntu + mysql +
apache works well for me...

I've never touched Ruby or Rails before (PHP developer) and I've
decided to check out what the hype is all about. I've read that Ruby
on Rails has issues with Apache. Is that still true? If so, what
server + database combo is the best for Ruby on Rails? And what
affordable shared host ($10/mo or less) provides it?

Never used them, but have seen some good things about them.

http://asmallorange.com/services/hosting/

$5/mo.

As far as "affordable" web hosting. There is 10/month web hosting but I
would really recommend splurging a little and getting a server from
Linode. They are literally just top quality. Root access, great customer
service, enough ram to run 3-5 mongrel instances. They are just a great
company. Frankly settling for less is just shortchanging yourself.

I'm a big fan of SliceHost. You have to want to admin your own "box", but it's well worth it knowing exactly what's there and being able to fix any shortcoming. Great support, too. Pretty reasonable pricing as well. Highly recommended!

Peace,
Phillip

I'll chime in and agree with what Phillip said - If you up your
monthly budget a hair (15-20), you'll be happy with a VPS. That way
you can experiment with a setup that you like apache+mongrel or nginx
+mongrel, etc

Dave
http://www.silverrack.com - VPS Hosting