I've been giving some thought to hosting for my Rails application, and I'm
wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I'm a little short on cash (even
more so since I plan on purchasing Ben Curtis' SaaS RailsKit), so I'm
looking for an economic solution. I've heard that a VPS slice is the best
choice in a case like this (I obviously don't have the funds for a dedicated
server); what are the experiences with SliceHost? They offer the cheapest
solution it seems; their basic package is $20/month as opposed to $150 for
RailsMachine and nearly $400 for EngineYard. I don't have that kind of
money at the moment, especially since I'm currently an unemployed .NET
developer (the dark side, I know) dabbling in Rails.
The basic SliceHost plan provides 256MB of RAM and 10GB of Storage; would
this be enough to start out with? My application is not very data
intensive; it is a collaborative event planner and task management system
for small businesses. I have not worked with VPS in the past, only shared
hosting, but I don't think shared hosting is going to cut it.
Any help would be appreciated.