JaguarPC is currently offering a great package for people interested in giving Ruby on Rails a try. Their Longhorn plan is well priced and offers a great deal of features that you might be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Let’s see what this plan can do for you.

The amount of disk space with this plan is 6 gigs, and the monthly data transfer allotment is 180 gigs. These amounts are very generous and should allow you enough room to really have some fun with your development needs. Many hosts that are currently catering to Ruby on Rails developers have scrimped on both of these amounts, making JaguarPC a strong contender in this market.

In addition, you’ll also be able to have unlimited email addresses, ftp accounts, subdomains, MySQL databases and you can host as many domains on your server that you would like. A custom control panel is provided, but JaguarPC did not include a link to give this feature a test drive ahead of time. It is a custom control panel, so you may need to give yourself a little time to learn all of its features.

Daily backups, which include your SQL databases are offered and you’ll also have the option of downloading these backups if you need to. You can manage your own MX records, as well as enjoy full DNS management for your account needs. Three different site statistic programs are provided as well as bandwidth statistics.

Fanastico is included, as well as numerous e-commerce scripts and applications. Their developer environment includes not only Ruby on Rails but also C/C++, Perl, CGI, PHP4 & PHP5 w/Zend Optimizer and many others. This is truly a great hosting package if you want to get into development.

For support, you’ll have 24/7 technical support by email, chat, live help desk and telephone. The telephone number is not toll-free, but there should be enough support options so that you can get the help you need online. A customer forum is also provided so you can interact with other customers and find answers quickly.

The month-to-month price is $11.97, but this drops down to $7.97 a month if you pre-pay for two year’s worth of hosting. Overall, this hosting plan offers a great price with some really great features.

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