[LRUG] Low initial cost Rails cloud hosting
seunghyochoi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 10:31:26 PDT 2014
You can also use the free NewRelic plugin from Heroku themselves to ping
your own box to keep it alive. One limitation I had with Heroku was their
lack of MySQL support.
On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM, MG Lim <mirageglobe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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", 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 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).
>> : https://www.digitalocean.com/features/one-click-apps/
>> : https://github.com/progrium/dokku
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