In our continuing series on for hosting companies that offer support for Ruby on Rails, our latest review for this section is on Digital Space Hosting. This hosting company offers five different plans that feature the ability to use Ruby on Rails, but for this review, we’re going to take a look at their Advanced Plan.
This plan starts at $9.95 per month, paid quarterly, but drops down to $8.96 a month if you pre-pay for a year’s worth of hosting. Digital Space offers a 10-day free trial on all of their hosting plans, and a 30-day money back guarantee. There is currently no set-up fee for this plan, making it an even better value.
You’ll get 2 gigs of disk space and 20 gigs of monthly data transfer with this plan. Also featured are unlimited email addresses, forwarders, mailing lists and autoresponders. Spam Assassin is also provided free of charge, and there is also a web-based email tool that comes complete with a calendar and a to-do function. You can take this feature for a spin, using Digital Space’s demo before you purchase your plan.
A unique IP address is provided, which is nice to see for a hosting plan in this price range. Unlimited subdomains are available, but you’ll only be able to host one domain on this server. If you need to host several domains and have Ruby on Rails supported, you’ll need to take a look at the Developer Plan, which starts at $99.95 per month. Unlimited FTP accounts are provided, and one shell access account is also available with this plan.
In addition to supporting Ruby on Rails, support is also provided for JSP, Java Servlets, PERL, C++,TCL, PHP and Python. This is a very well priced plan if you want to try out some development tools and test your skills. It’s nice to see such a wide variety offered in a plan that is priced this low.
Technical support is available by telephone, Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm Pacific. Live Chat support is offered during the same hours and online support is available 24/7. This is a nice variety of support options that should provide enough assistance for most customers. While we always like to see 24/7 telephone support, it’s still nice to see at least some telephone support provided in this price range.Related Posts:
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