Who is the Simplest Rails hoster?

I can't say enough good things about Rails Machine. They have good,
detailed docs on getting you started:

# secure your vps (only needed once)
https://support.railsmachine.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=32

# five minute rails app deployment
https://support.railsmachine.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=12

I was able to deploy my first Rails Machine app during the Railsday
competition in about 30 minutes. They have some funky deployment
tasks built on top of Capistrano that configures apache and mongrel
for you.

I use railsplayground and the support is excellent

a third vote for railsplayground. nothing but good experiences with
them.

railsplayground +1

Outstanding service, forums and setup.

+1 railsplayground

AEM

Wow… lots of votes for railsplayground… my clients might be put off by the ‘playground’ in the name… but I like what I hear.

Brian,

Railsplayground started off as just that, a place for new Rails
developers to try out Rails. They offered free hosting for Rails
development projects. The service was really good, so more people
started using it. So they had to start charging for the service. As
more enterprisey demands were made, the more services were offered,
and the prices went up. Railsplayground is a model for agile
businesses. Railsplayground should rename itself RailsFactory except
that name is already taken :slight_smile:

Carl

Working here!

Speaking of a2.

Their small biz offer looks interesting for some personal projects. Do
someone know how many mongrel processes they let you run with that
package?

Isak

> I have some rails apps i'd like hosting, they both require MySQL.
>
> I want some hosting that is very easy to setup, i.e. I don't want to
> dedicate a lot of time to it.
>
> Any Suggestions?

I can't say enough good things about Rails Machine. They have good,
detailed docs on getting you started:

# secure your vps (only needed once)
https://support.railsmachine.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=32

# five minute rails app deployment
https://support.railsmachine.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=12

I was able to deploy my first Rails Machine app during the Railsday
competition in about 30 minutes. They have some funky deployment
tasks built on top of Capistrano that configures apache and mongrel
for you.

I too am a huge fan of Rails Machine. I had a few questions before
signing up which the guys answered promptly and in detail -- always a
good sign.

I signed up, followed the two guides linked above -- which are written
so clearly that you just can't go wrong -- and had my first app up in
about 20 minutes. And I had never used Capistrano, Apache or Mongrel
before. Marvellous!

Andy Stewart

dreamhost sucks (had to say that. They made my life hell when all I wanted was my rails app to work. didn’t care about speed or anything)
railsplayground rocks.

The one thing I'd like to say about A2 is don't be fooled by their
concept of live help. It looks like a great idea and I can't say that
it isn't "live" but we have had zero useful help from it. Their
favourite line is that they aren't allowed to "debug" your code. My
stylesheets stopped working when I uploaded my app. I asked why -- "We
are not allowed to debug your code" on further pressing I received the
reply that I didn't know how to link a stylesheet properly. I ask you -
that's not the hardest thing to do in rails, is it? I said that I had
not changed anything since moving it from a working app on my system so
it had to be SOMETHING to do with the setup or how their machine
worked. Could they give me a clue. The reply I received. Read the docs.
But the docs suck!!! In my personal opinion A2 sucks, at least their
live "help" is a joke. Just wanted to air that. In the end I found
railshosting.com much better. I have not tried railsplayground.