WebFaction strives to make your hosting experience as fast and stable as possible. They are able to do so because; unlike most hosting services they don’t pile clients on to servers and bog them down. Instead they put fewer people on a server than most hosts which results in great stability and speed. Coupled with their servers’ great speed and ...show more »flexibility is their support of many programming languages and full support of Ruby on Rails. WebFaction boasts one of the most modern and flexible setups on the market. They have spent literally hundreds of hours testing their tools to make sure that they will be able to be implemented immediately. Furthermore, WebFaction wants to give you the best scaling, support and stable hosting as possible for your Ruby on Rails needs. They have developed a great load balancing solution that will allow you to grow your Ruby on Rails website as large as you will need. If you run into problems developing your Ruby on Rails application WebFaction staff are standing by to answer and help you solve all of your problems. And, if you want your Ruby on Rails application to run with no worries, then look no further than WebFactions super steady hosting. They have gone above and beyond the competitors to make sure you’re your website goes down as little as possible. WebFaction is so sure that you will love their plans that they offer a 60 day full money back guarantee. WebFaction offers just one simple plan, but with lots of upgrade options for easy scalability on your Ruby on Rails projects. Whether you’re just starting a small blog or you’re an advanced Ruby on Rails programmer, WebFaction will be able to meet your needs with this simple plan. «show less
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From a small blog to a complex web application our hosting platform lets you run any type of website you like.
"Webfaction has a method of breaking things down by domains, applications, and websites. Once you understand how it works, you will fall in love with the simplicity of the system!" Cannot agree more. This kind of thing is rare on other webhosts that try to be user-friendly.i love Webfaction. It's so easy to host anything that is cool like Django or RoR. I hope that more webhosts will become like WebFaction."
"I am a happy client of Webfaction, and that is just true. I feel like I know these guys personally when I send them an email. They alway answer fast, and they don’t just give you an out of the book answer. Their tools are great and professional"
"I have to feedback here. After a few days of working with their tech support, I've now successfully moved my websites to the new server and the web sites are *flying* along, like they should've done in the first place.WebFaction always got back to my support tickets within an hour or two, which is great given that I only rated them 'medium' urgency. I'm impressed and I'll stick with WebFaction now. The only server applications were still running dog-slow though - a shame for anyone on that machine.\"
"I have three Drupal sites with WebFaction and, whilst it's easy-to-use, they are friendly and reasonably quick in getting back to you, I'm currently having problems. The server I'm on keeps getting heavily loaded and this results in "500 Internal Server" error frequently.WebFaction have investigated each time but not come up with any real cause. The latest finding was that it might be their backup process which runs every 12 hours, loading the hard disk (not the CPU). I would've thought a backup process would be at least-intrusive on the server as possible, but there we are. In any case, I now have to move my data across to the new server. If that doesn't resolve the issue, I'm afraid I'll have to look for another webhost. :o("
"They also started out great for me, a couple months back. But the last week or so has been like Media Temple Grid: Extreme latency, averaging up towards 10 seconds! I guess they overfill the servers, or allow some clowns to drag down the server performance. I’ve been in touch with their support, and while fast enough replies, the answers has been less than satisfying, and sometimes contradicting. Yes, several employees answered the same ticket, as if their ticketing system and internal communication was a mess.I SO hate switching hosts, so I hope they fix this in the next few days."
"Webfaction has good support. Yet, I've had MORE problems with them than ANY other host. From the site going down for 10 minutes to a few hours (just today, 15 minutes down), to EXTREMELY long page load times (20 - 30 seconds), to proxy errors, etc. it's been harrowing. And always, its the same excuse -- somebody else misusing resources on the server. I'm currently looking for a new host. Here's the last 4 excuses from them: "there was a small spike in the load on the server for about 15 minutes, directly around when you were having the problem. The load has decreased and your server is functioning normally." "Sorry for the trouble here! It looks like some heavy MySQL usage is causing high load on your server. We'll find the culprit and put a stop to it ASAP." "A MySQL query had locked, causing subsequent requests to queue up, which was causing your timeouts. I killed this query and now the server is back to normal :)" "It appears another user was using excessive resources on your server. We have resolved the issue for you now, and will keep an eye on it.""
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