I have been exceptionally satisfied by RailsPlayground for my hosting needs. They go above and beyond what’s necessary for support and setup, are more than happy to install gems for you, have fast response time, help out with setting up SSL in their complicated setup. I’m using the 2nd level advanced hosting plan, which lets you use Mongrel (there may be another level that does too). The only downside is that it is shared hosting and thus has some complications and control limitations for handling server-related issues.
For instance, I still can’t get request.ssl? to work even when my SSL certificate is turned on due to some Apache → Pound → Mongrel complexities that are beyond my understanding.
D. Taylor Singletary,