Articles tagged with Engine Yard

5 hosts that support Rails and the exact service level you should expect

Want your host to offer service with a smile? There are many Rails developers looking for a place to host their applications, and there are increasingly more hosting companies that “support” Rails. However, not all hosts are created equal. This is most clearly seen in their support teams. Not all support teams offer the same level of service. We have made a list of 5 hosts we think you should make note of who support Rails, and the service level you can expect from them. Keep in mind this is not a complete list of hosts that support Rails, just 5 that we think you should pay attention to for support quality and attention to Rails customers.

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The funding behind 6 top Ruby on Rails hosts

Posted by Collin on 06/01/2011 in Rails Hosting Information, DreamHost, 1and1, Heroku, Engine Yard, Joyent, and Rackspace.

Starting a new company? Ever wonder where your Rails host got its start? We looked into the backgrounds of several top Rails hosts to find out what started the machine, and what keeps it greased. It’s interesting to note that most (if not all) of the bigger hosting companies don’t have much financial history information readily available.

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Engine Yard strikes a partnership with Acquia

Posted by Jordan on 06/07/2011 in Engine Yard, Rails Hosting News, Aquia, and Drupal.

Ruby on Rails news is important to us here at We hope to put as many resources for your Ruby on Rails and hosting needs together as possible. With that we hope to bring you the information that you will need to make wise choices, and get in on the movement within our ever-growing, Rails influenced sector of the web. With that being said, there is big news coming out of the wire this morning concerning EngineYard. Looks like they have struck a deal with Acquia to provide managed cloud service for Drupal and Ruby on Rails apps. The deal is being toted as the "New Cloud Platform-as-a-Service Partnership that Will Combine Best-of-Breed Open-Source Web CMS and Custom Web Application Development." With the combination of these two efforts, the development of social media websites and very specific web applications should take less time by developers who use Drupal and Ruby on Rails.

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Why you should want a Ruby on Rails host that is in the news.

Posted by Collin on 06/08/2011 in DreamHost, Heroku, Engine Yard, and Rails Hosting News.

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of news coming from the Rails Hosting community. To name just a few: the Engine Yard and Aquio partnership, the announcement of the new Cedar stack available at Heroku, and the launch of the Rails 3.1 release candidate and the lack of hosts ready to test and subsequently add it to their services. The truth is that you need a hosting company that stays in the news for being innovative and building their company. Otherwise you will likely be sitting with a company that probably doesn’t pay attention to the growth of the language and the wildly, apparent growing needs of its development community. Most likely, (just read a few of the reviews on less notable hosting solutions) they won’t be able to keep up with service needs. Eventually those stagnant companies will fall away and only the companies willing to grow will be left.

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Hosting Review: Engine Yard

Posted by Jordan on 06/18/2011 in Engine Yard and Rails Hosting Reviews.

Here at our goal is to bring you the most up to date information in the world of Rails hosting. Whether that's uncovering news stories, bringing you great lists of tutorials, top hosts, or giving you the information you need to make the best choice possible to host your app. In an effort to bring you the most up to date information we've decided to crowd-source some of our information and bring you hosting reviews of some of our top hosts. These posts give you pros and cons to weigh your decision against. As is expected the reviews contained in these articles are not the opinions of Instead it's the voice of the internet, those that have gone before you that will give you their opinions. We hope that their experiences, whether for good or ill, will aid you in your journey to build and deploy the application of your dreams.

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Platform as a service, why should you use it for Rails hosting?

Posted by Collin on 06/21/2011 in Rails Hosting Information, Heroku, Engine Yard, and PaaS.

With companies like Engine Yard and Heroku offering great cloud service for Ruby on Rails developers, its hard, if not impossible to peer into the world of Rails hosting without hearing something about a company that provides cloud PaaS hosting, and the surrounding benefits. In case you haven't however, in an effort to be your go to source for all things Rails hosting related, we are going to take a look at the benefits of hosting with a company that provides Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud services.

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