Why We Host RailsAsAService.com With EngineYard's Platform-as-a-Service Offering


We use EngineYard to host RailsAsAService.com and it’s been an incredible experience that goes beyond just web hosting.

EngineYard and Rails As A Service share much of the same underlying DNA, and when you can make a compatible choice like this in your business, amazing things happen.

There is a tremendous amount of choice in web hosts today, but at RaaS we deal only with Ruby on Rails projects. And in this space, EngineYard excels. Their custom platform has been built to support Ruby on Rails projects easily, and it is effortless to bring a new project online.

But really, this is just the start. There are other companies that support Rails projects. What makes EngineYard different, however, is the same thing that makes RaaS work so well. Skilled staff with results you can depend on. I know that when I eventually run into issues with RaaS, I can depend on EngineYard’s staff, and the experience they have supporting many other Rails applications, to resolve the problems I run into. And they can do it with more speed and efficiency than I can provide for myself.

Why? Because having a staff dedicated to supporting the strange issues that come up with Rails applications makes their input so valuable. It’s the experience they gain from doing this again and again, across so many different projects, that makes them so efficient.

Using EngineYard to host and provide hosting support for Rails As A Service is like having an insurance policy against the chaos that inevitably finds its way into Rails apps. We don’t know when we will need to rely on their staff, and hope we never have to, but if we find ourselves in a position where we need help—Engine Yard will be there.

Having Engine Yard there means we don’t need to build, maintain, or grow these support skills in-house. We can stay focused on our goal of providing fully integrated upgrades to older Rails apps without needing to worry about deployment or devops on our own application. And it is this combination that makes EngineYard and Rails As A Service a match made in heaven.

Nick Hance


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