I thought I’d mention Geoff Grosenbach’s article at Nuby on Rails comparing all the major Rails hosting providers. It’s probably the most comprehensive Rails hosting guide I’ve come across, based on Geoff’s own experiences – over the years, he’s used them all. I especially wanted to point out this quote, regarding Slicehost’s $20 VPS plan:
If you are a full-time Rails developer, I think you owe it to yourself to learn how to operate a server. Spending $20/month on your own education will be worthwhile and will help you make mistakes on your own before making them on a paying client project. Slicehost would be a great environment for that kind of self-education.
I couldn’t agree more – fooling around on my VPS has been an invaluable experience. Anyways, a great read if you’re in the market for a new online home.