[LRUG] Low initial cost Rails cloud hosting
james at billingham.net
Thu Sep 18 11:38:08 PDT 2014
You /can/ do this, but imo it’s generally considered bad practice & abuse of the service Heroku is providing.
The Heroku free dynos are for development, where waiting a few seconds for your app to spin up is fine. When the latency matters, you should be paying.
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On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Seung-Hyo Choi <seunghyochoi at gmail.com>
> 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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