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Dreamhost vs. DHH on Rails Shared Hosting

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The Official Dreamhost blog had a post about shared rails hosting that got a quick response from DHH himself. My comment on the Dreamhost blog was ‘flagged as spam’ so I’ll post it here:

One of the great things about Rails and the Ruby development community is that our interests lie outside of just writing code in dreamweaver and ftping it to the server. I’d venture to say that most Rails developers want the kind of control of a server that shared hosting doesn’t offer. Sure, I could pay $5 to Dreamhost to get one site up in running, or I could pay $20 and get a VPS from someone like linode or slicehost and do whatever I want with it, all the while learning valuable unix skills. The whole ‘hosting is a black box mentality’ will just keep developers continually relying on hosting vendors for a crucial aspect of their business.

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Written by nathanblend

January 11, 2008 at 4:16 am

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