My buddy owns Techiemedia.com - I have multiple servers: dual core
xeon, 4gb ram, 5mb, dual sas drives, etc. Comes managed, although, I
hate other people managing my servers. If you want a great deal, send
me an email and I'll see what I can get ya.
I will forward your critique on to him, which I have done already
myself lol. Then again, it's not a web design you are getting, it's a
dedicated server. I've hosted with numerous dedicated server providers
from Rackspace, to Splitfinity, OC3 and more. Techiemedia is the only
one that has been 100% reliable, quick support and having a great price.
Our company and several of my friends rent their dedicated servers with rimuhosting.com. I recommended them after being recommended them on this very list. You’ll find a lot of archived posts on this list also recommending them. Their support and service is unbelievable. They don’t specialize in RoR, but their knowledge of RoR hosting (and anything else you want to host for that matter) is very good not to say great. You really feel these people like what they do. They will go a long stretch for helping you out, but in the process keep you up to date and in a way show you the right way.
As for the control panel, they’ll preinstall either webmin (free) or plesk (extra license cost) for you if you specify it when ordering.
After years of no downtime whatsoever, one of our servers fell victim of an unforeseeable hardware failure on our rack. Within 2 mins rimuhosting had already posted a message informed us about the cause, on a very regular basis update progress was posted on their site, and the total downtime was merely a few hours (and luckily for us, in the middle of the night). That’s all I want in case something unexpected happens: a no-bullshit honest problem report and a quick solution. That said, it happened on one of several servers we have running with them and all the others have been up and running (with excellent throughput) for years.
I don't know anything about that particular hosting company, but I'd
be careful in dismissing a hosting company based on their web site
design. We're not talking about a consumer oriented product line, and
the presence or lack of an aesthetically pleasing web site may have no
correlation to the quality of hosting.
For dedicated servers, I've been pleased with cari.net - their prices
are excellent. They have had a couple of network glitches in the last
few weeks, but they seemed to have made every effort to solve the root
problem in a timely manner.
I've been hosting my company's servers with Railsplayground
(www.railsplayground.com) for just about a year and a half. We've
been very happy with the pricing and quality of service we've received
in that time.
i'm down to two choices -- mediatemple.net and m5hosting.com... maybe joyent.com
damn, it's so hard to make a choice...
From: Gilles Chehade <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:57 am
Subject: Re: Where to rent the best dedicated servers?
To: Bill Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Kyrre Nyg?rd <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
In response to "Kyrre Nygerd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Sorry, I really don't know where else to ask.
I've been using Staminus for a while now and I've had it
with the downtime.
Basically I want a place to host my Ruby on Rails / Git
projects, an IRC
server as well as an internet radio channel.
Simple website / control panel design is ofcourse a plus.
None of that
cpanel bullshit though, I prefer to meddle around with simple
text files the
way it's meant to be done.
So, layeredtech.com? rackspace.com?
If asked a couple weeks ago I would have suggested layeredtech,
but I'd tend
to discourage it now as I ran into a succession of issues that
they took too
many time to fix (ip addresses not routed to my box, almost 72h
Actually, if you aren't running a very critical service that you
rely on, it
is a pretty good service. It's just that when they fuck up, they
fuck up big
i'm a chiese students , i wang rent a rails server and it cound be cheap ,bur it's
can visit by our country people very fast , so wicth server did i use???