In the market for a host that supports Ruby on Rails? 3SHost.com may have a hosting package that will work for you. Currently, there is only one plan from 3SHost that offers this feature, but more may be added in the future.

The Ruby on Rails package comes with 1 gig of disk space and unlimited bandwidth. A quick check of their policies wasn’t very helpful in determining how much actual bandwidth they will allow. However, they do state that they can change their quotas at any time and they will suspend sites that they feel are monopolizing on resources. If your site does see a lot of traffic each month, you may want to go with another hosting company.

50 FTP accounts and 50 subdomains are allowed on this account and you will also have 300 POP3 email accounts. 15 MySQL databases are included as well as Fantastico for several pre-installed scripts. You’ll be able to password protect your directories and several other features such as support for ImageMagik, access to your raw server logs and an online control panel are provided.

Since this is a host that supports Ruby on Rails, let’s see what they have to offer on this angle. Their Ruby package includes the Rails framework as well as a preinstallation of the Ruby Gems package. Fast CGI is also provided with this account as well as full support for your development needs with Ruby.

A 30-day money back guarantee is offered and currently, there is no set-up fee for this account. The month-to-month price is $10, or you can purchase a six or twelve month block of hosting. However, there is no price break if you decide to do this. If you need a shared SSL certificate, this can be purchased for an additional fee.

Support options include an online help desk, but the actual hours of operation are not noted. It would be safe to assume that normal business hours apply, but you may want to check with their sales department before purchasing this package, just to make sure.

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