[LRUG] Rails in the wonderful, wonderful Cloud

Ed Davey ed at veryreal.co.uk
Thu Oct 1 02:45:12 PDT 2009

On 1 Oct 2009, at 10:10, Mike Evans wrote:
> Can anyone recommend, or recommend avoiding, any virtualised  
> platforms? I'm aware of Engine Yard and Heroku (both of which are  
> EC2 based I believe), and it seems Rackspace has a product now too.  
> We've used Joyent in the past but found their customer service  
> pretty woeful. The client's budget is £250/US$400 per month; a  
> managed solution would be preferable if budget allows.

We've messed about a bit with Heroku (who provide a read-only file  
system) and the issues we soon ran into were:

1) how to get sass to compile was not obvious

2) installing our search engine of choice was not possible (though  
they recently announced that Websolr, a fork of acts_as_solr is going  
to be supported, see http://docs-staging.heroku.com/full-text-indexing)



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