Victor Stan wrote:
"With Heroku there's no git pull -- just push the code and it does
everything else. "
The problem for me is that it wasn't that simple, the app didn't work.
Yes, Heroku has certain limitations. But they don't apply to most apps.
While in an environment like shared hosting (if were comparing low
price things, Heroku has a small free option as well)
More than small. Heroku's free dev hosting makes it excellent for
projects in their early stages. Try doing that on Site5 or Slicehost.
I have control
over the database, I don't get how heroku's databases work...
Standard PostgreSQL. No different from any other PostgreSQL
installation. What's not to get?
assume that through ActiveRecord it doesn't matter. But whatever, if
you want to see what's in the database, Site5 gives you PhpMyAdmin,
That's a disadvantage -- PhpMyAdmin is apparently a known security hole.
don't know how you check what's in the database on Heroku.
Then you didn't read their comprehensive documentation on this very
"Site5 is shared hosting, not a VPS, right? If so, then the two
really comparable -- and Rails generally really wants a VPS. "
Well the question we are supposed to be answering here is what is
"easy" rails hosting, not VPS vs shared. That's a whole other chapter.
Site5 is shared, its easy. Its setup for you out of the box. That's
And judging from the number of problems from Site5 users I've seen on
this list, I doubt that it's easy. Rails is not generally easy on