Host Monster Worth a Look for Rails Development

My current host, Stormwire (who I have been with for over five years) will not install Ruby and Ruby on Rails on my shared-server reseller account. They gave me the option to purchase a dedicated box. It is a good price, but far more than I can afford right now.

Thanks to my friend Pratap, I am now using Host Monster (in addition to Stormwire). While their features page lists some worthless bullet points, such as "Javascript/DHTML," they offer a lot.

If you purchase for 2 years, you get their hosting plan for $5.95 a month. This comes with a free domain, as long as you keep the plan and domain name with them. Nice deal there. Other important stats:

300 GB disk storage
3,000 GB/mo of bandwidth
SSH shell access
Ruby/Ruby On Rails v1.2.3 (even though the site says 1.1)
Support For Custom PHP.INI Files
SSL Secure Server (shared)

The rest of the bullet points every host has, usually because they use cPanel. Sadly Host Monster offers no reseller account, so no WHM. But for $5.95 a month, I am sold.

I called with questions, got through right away, and even found out that I can cancel and they refund the difference. Not bad at all.

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