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Buster Benson

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Is there a new breed of fantastic web hosts out there that use EC2, S3, Ruby on Rails, and reasonably cheap starter prices?  Scalable, flexible, packed with the latest versions of amazing free web development frameworks?  Please tell me there is.

I have a lot of small web site ideas that require programming, but I'm tired of adding new vhosts and updating old websites to be compatible with the latest RoR, etc.  I just want point and shoot awesome simple small websites.  And I'm willing to pay a bit of money for it.

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That does sound like a fun business model. "Click here to get a Xen instance which you can trivially use to host one (1) [uno] rails app"

Xen hosting is super-duper cheap these days though. Gandi is offering 6 euro/month VMs so it's not so bad to just throw ubuntu/debian on there, install rubygems and you're off:

Also, the amazingly cheaptacular dreamhost is offering mod_rails support:
I don't know how well it works these days, but frankly, I don't know how well rails deployment in general is going these days. Everyone I know seems to be outsourcing it to Engineyard for huge piles of money.

Does it have to be RoR? At all interested in Drupal?

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http://heroku.com/ all the way, 100% party hour excellent time!

Totally. That's what I was looking for!

I don't use the phrase "100% party hour excellent time!" lightly

happy b-day!

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