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Rails Business Hosting Gets a Holiday

Posted by Thu, 11 May 2006 21:31:00 GMT

9 comments Latest by Justin Tue, 16 May 2006 15:47:04 GMT

We’ve finally let the cat out of the bag. We’ve been testing out things for the past few months and a public announcement is long over due. PLANET ARGON has just announced our new Rails Business Hosting packages, which start from as low as $75/month.

How does this service differ from our existing Rails hosting? Well, your accounts are placed on special island servers… and there are very few neighbors. Think about it. Standard shared hosting is like going downtown and there is traffic everywhere. Cars, street construction, help vampires... you know what I’m talking about. It works out for some people, but it can also be stressful for both you and your customers.

This is why PLANET ARGON has been working on a building better solution for those who are seeking a more relaxing and less noisy hosting environment. We’ve been hosting Rails applications for over a year… and we’re proud to have been one of the first providers in the community. Our team has learned much about Rails…heck, two of us are writing books on the subject and as a development firm who also has to deploy Rails applications for our clients, we know first hand the difficulties that are associated with deploying your application in a shared environment.

It’s probably safe for us to say, “we’ve helped deploy more Rails apps than you have.” ;-)

Rails Business Hosting

Our new Rails Business Hosting plans aim to provide better performance, uptime, scaling options, security, and deployment support. This solution is perfect for those who are launching their new Rails applications but don’t have the budget to purchase their own servers or the technical knowhow to administer a VPS. Let us do it for you and hopefully this will let you get back to doing what you do best—managing your business and building the next iteration of your product.

“All of the service and support of a shared server,” says David Gibbons, PLANET ARGON’s Lead Systems Administrator. “You’ll never have to worry about the headaches of server administration, but you still reap the benefits from being one of a select few having to share resources.”

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    Josh Fri, 12 May 2006 03:01:33 GMT

    You’ve been holding out on us!

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    Reagan Fri, 12 May 2006 15:18:02 GMT

    Why not get a dedicated server and manage it yourself?

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    Robby Russell Fri, 12 May 2006 15:20:10 GMT Recommend me on Working with Rails

    Reagan, I think that you’re making an assumption that most developers or business owners know how to (or have the desire to) manage a server. ;-)

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    Preston Sat, 13 May 2006 14:04:03 GMT

    I won’t be availing myself of this yet, as I’m a Java Developer professionally and don’t run my own business. However, I think this is good news. Robby is right. I’ve tried setting up Ruby on Rails with FastCGI / Lighttpd, etc. It’s not trivial. It’s far from trivial. So getting it installed and getting it installed right is a service worth paying for. Not to mention backups, etc.

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    Mark Sat, 13 May 2006 16:28:08 GMT

    You guys sound like you know what you’re doing when it comes to Rails hosting, but I still think lifetime hosting sounds like a better investment in the long run. I could be completely wrong though. ;o)

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    ex-TextDriver Sun, 14 May 2006 00:20:49 GMT

    One of my clients signed up with TextDrive for a lifetime subscription and after six months they ended up moving to a VPS solution due to the horrible support quality and constant outages. I have a standard hosting account with Planet Argon and am thinking about trying this new service out. If it works for me than I can refer my clients to host with them. :-)

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    ngw Mon, 15 May 2006 08:01:48 GMT

    Ehm… if the basic plan is 75$/month how can it be that the 6 month subscription is 600$ ? :)

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    RyanA Tue, 16 May 2006 03:23:20 GMT

    Robby is right on about developers not being inclined to manage a server.

    If I wanted to manage servers I would be a SysAdmin instead of a Programmer.

    As a Programmer it’s obviously important to know at least some things about what you’re deploying to, but you already have enough to handle with your Programming than having to worry about SysAdmin, too.

    I’d rather pay someone to worry about SysAdmin stuff and spend more time programming!

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    Justin Tue, 16 May 2006 15:47:04 GMT


    It says starts as low as $75/month and I assume that they are having people prepay 6 or 12 months to get those prices. I charge that much per hour for development. This might be a much better solution than having my clients put their business applications on slower hosts like Site5 and Dreamhost, which cost more but you get what you pay for.