[LRUG] Low initial cost Rails cloud hosting

MG Lim mirageglobe at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 07:40:25 PDT 2014

AWS is an alternative to Digital Ocean. IMHO DigitalOcean has a better,
clearer interface. but like what others mentioned; Heroku is a great start;
as you don't have to deal with sysadmin stuff.


On 18 September 2014 14:41, Alex Pounds <alex at alexpounds.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 01:58:54PM +0100, gvim wrote:
> > I'm looking for a good quality cloud deal to host Rails apps with
> > low (or even free?) startup cost which I can offer to small
> > businesses. Any you can recommend? It needs to based in Europe to
> > avoid excessive latency.
> If you're not afraid to be your own sysadmin, then DigitalOcean is a good
> choice. Their VPSes start at $5/month, and they have a number of EU-based
> data centres (including London).
> They also have some "one-click apps"[1], which are more like
> "pre-configured system images". There's one for Rails (though it's a bit
> pants - details on request), as well as Docker and Dokku[2] images. I've
> not tried Dokku, but if you want a self-hosted Heroku it would be an easy
> way to get started.
> They're also quite generous with vouchers. If you sign up from this link
> you should get $10 in free credit, which is enough to try them out for a
> month or so:  https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=406c3e1201fa
> (And in the interests of full disclosure, if you go on to pay for it I get
> a credit to my account).
> [1]: https://www.digitalocean.com/features/one-click-apps/
> [2]: https://github.com/progrium/dokku
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> Alex Pounds
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