where can I find ruby hosting

Added by uzi cohen over 8 years ago

I want to install redmine but I cannot find free hosting that support ruby

can you advise?

Replies (9)

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Berin Loritsch over 8 years ago

It's a bit difficult, but they are out there. Probably the best option is to rent a "slice" of a server--which gives you full control of a virtual server.

Check out http://www.engineyard.com/ for another option. Their prices for a rails computing "cloud" seem fairly reasonable.

I have had success getting Redmine working under Joyent's server, but there are a few hurdles you have to jump through. Rails apps, and Redmine in particular don't do well in that shared host environment which covers all your low cost solutions. The problem is the low RAM ceiling forced on all users, and the fact that you are sharing resources with up to 100 different people. Eventually you run into problems.

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Eric Davis over 8 years ago

Here's my short list of Ruby on Rails hosts I give to clients:

I've used or had clients use all of them and they all come highly recommended. I personally use Slicehost with a backup server at Linode. Heroku is a good option but it's harder to setup for non-developers. http://demo.redmine.org is running on the free Heroku plan.

Eric Davis

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by uzi cohen over 8 years ago

Thanks man I installed redmine on vm machine & put it in my partner's home I used Bitnami's installer for the installation.

Uzi

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Shereef Bishay over 8 years ago

I was happily using Heroku, until I pushed the redmine : 0.8.5 and got the error below. Looks like the engines plugin is attempting to initialize a directory, and heroku won't let it write to file.

I'm a noob to rails. Any ideas how I can get around this?

Thanks in advance!

/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:243:in `mkdir': Read-only file system - /disk1/home/slugs/46281_2e4c6d7_6855/mnt/public/plugin_assets - Heroku has a read-only filesystem. See http://docs.heroku.com/constraints#read-only-filesystem (Errno::EROFS)
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:243:in `fu_mkdir'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:217:in `mkdir_p'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:215:in `reverse_each'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:215:in `mkdir_p'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:201:in `each'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:201:in `mkdir_p'
from /disk1/home/slugs/46281_2e4c6d7_6855/mnt/config/../vendor/plugins/engines/lib/engines/assets.rb:16:in `initialize_base_public_directory'
from /disk1/home/slugs/46281_2e4c6d7_6855/mnt/config/../vendor/plugins/engines/lib/engines.rb:86:in `init'
... 24 levels...
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rack-1.0.0/lib/rack/builder.rb:29:in `instance_eval'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rack-1.0.0/lib/rack/builder.rb:29:in `initialize'
from /home/heroku_rack/heroku.ru:1:in `new'
from /home/heroku_rack/heroku.ru:1

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Stephanie Collett almost 8 years ago

Any traction on this error? Anybody else been successful on Heroku. I'd also like to run Redmine on Heroku.

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Eric Davis over 7 years ago

I'm running several Redmine installs on Heroku including http://demo.redmine.org. For the error above make sure you:

  1. Start Redmine locally
  2. Request a page
  3. Stop Redmine
  4. Add the contents of the directory public/plugin_assets to git
  5. Push to Heroku

What happens is when Redmine starts, the plugin system (Engines) copies files to the public/plugin_assets directory. Since Heroku is a read only file system, you need to add those files to git so Heroku doesn't try to generate them.

Eric Davis

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by John Fisher over 7 years ago

If its of any help at all, Dreamhost offers Ruby and Rails support. I don't know how good it is, but I've been very happy with their other offerings. And, bless 'em, they support ssh access.

John

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Jan from Planio www.plan.io over 7 years ago

Just to respond to the initial question, there are a couple of specialized Redmine hosting providers now, one of them is my company: Planio provides Redmine Hosting that comes with hosted SVN and Git repos and a number of extras.

As for heroku, there is a heroku fork of redmine on github. I haven't tried it yet and it seems a little out-dated, so use at your own risk...

RE: where can I find ruby hosting - Added by Rahul Vaidya over 6 years ago

Dreamhost is pretty strict with their memory allocation. They tout Rails hosting as a feature of their shared service, yet just loading up the rails environment when Passenger starts up on access takes about 70% of your allocation, and the ruby processes get killed often mid-request as a result.

http://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-128886-post-134103.html#pid134103

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