Hey! I'm new to the forums and wanted to start off by introducing my self! Hi, I'm Neil! and asking a question about my new hosting needs.
I have a few sites on normal shared hosting over at BlueHost.com and since i'm launching a new site that needs some features BlueHost doesn't offer I've come to ask some advice on my next host and type of service!
Some information on helping me decide what to get:
1 - I NEED Ruby on Rails support
2 - Site will be coded primarily in PHP+AJAX
3 - I want to be able to have seperate HTTP directories for each site
4 - 10+ gb disk size
5 - 100+ gb transfer size. (I actually use a lot because I use my site as a data backup also.)
6 - I'm a busy guy and have a job, internship, and go to school full time so I don't really want the hastle of seting up and securing a dedicated server or the possible downtime from hardware failure.
Any suggestions on what to get; bigger shared, vps/vds, dedicated?
Any suggestions on which hosting company is reputiable and offers decent prices for the services they offer?
How much do you value Ruby on Rails as an option? I'm sure if you went to providers that offer that facility they could work out a deal with them, with regards to customising a plan that suits your needs.