the thing is tortoise that for most people a regular host with RoR support will suffice. Unless you develop or run run a a massive large-scale website of massive proportions regular hosts will be fine. Most people don't develop off a remote server (unless you like only using a SSH text editor and not be able to use an IDE and waiting to upload everything every five seconds). So anyways what I'm saying is that although you, tortoise might need a dedicated rails plan, it would be overkill for most people and they won't be able to run regular programs like forums and have good email.
Rails is a GREAT framework but tat doesn't mean just because you like rails doesn't mean you are a "fraud" if you use PHP or CGI programs (lol like this forum). Every thing has it's strengths. Right now rails is mostly a solution for custom programming (like PHP was at first) and it only has 2 popular programs, mephisto and typo. Rails is by far the best framework for custom programming that is worthy of use in production servers (unlike the PHP frameworks which are at best good for playing around in and using for your own site).
It is quite evident that Rails is going somewhere. It has the same life cycle as PHP. It is just exploding as and people are just like, "OMG, so don't have to reinvent the wheel!"
Anyways on top of all this Rails is a great name and it sounds good when you say "lets put this project on rails" or board the rails. Can you say any thing cool like that with PHP or ASP. Even Perl and Ruby are good names.
Last edited by aceofspades (2006-12-19 22:34:22)
Founder of the Open Education Software Foundation (oeducate.org). PHP migrator swimming across the PHP straits to get to the promise rails. (im cuban it was the only thing i could think of >.<)