What hosting options exist for Rails applications?
The goal of this community wiki question is to get a feel for:
- what options are available
- advantages/disadvantages/cost of each
- overall opinion of each option, in the form of votes for each answer
Guidelines for answers:
- Please provide one option per answer.
- In the answer, elaborate on the factual features, advantages, and disadvantages to each option. If possible, include information about costs in relation to traffic (preferred) or hardware.
- Answers can be options for Rails-specific hosts, general hosts, and 'rolling your own host'.
- If you have utilized a solution on the list and approve of it, show your support by up-voting that solution. If you had a bad experience with that method, show your dissatisfaction by down-voting that solution.
- Please keep the answers factual and without bias in the editing process. Keep subjective thoughts to comments/voting on answers.
There will not be an 'accepted answer' to this question.
Many web hosts cannot accommodate Rails apps, and others do so weakly. I've seen this question tossed around and discussed a good bit and I think it's time we had a definitive reference maintained by a community of webmasters.