When creating a website for your business there are many factors to consider. From design, to ease of use, to the name of the URL. Many people try to cut corners and DIY their website, neglecting important factors that only professionals know how to do properly.
One of the biggest problems when coding is how to deal with repetitive tasks. If you’re as patient as a saint, you’ll do this on your own while scrolling through thousands of lines of code. The better way to go, though, is to have all of these automated with Ruby on Rails. The only problem here is that you’ll have to find a place to host this application before going live.
What you’re probably going to do is go over all the different options and try to find the cheapest one out there. The problem with this is that even the cheapest of options (like Heroku) are fairly expensive. Along with that, Heroku doesn’t let you have any storage space at all, and it doesn’t give you full control over your data.
The far better option here is to use VPS hosting. It’s cost effective, simple to use, and has the features that you need. In this post, we’re going to go into how you would host using this smarter option.
What is VPS?
VPS stands for virtual private server. It’s essentially a totally virtual machine that’s set up by companies that host over the Internet. This virtual machine of yours will be included with other virtual machines on an actual, physical server. This machine can then run an OS, a server for the web, and other software for your database.