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Webbynode: A New Rails-Focused VPS Host Worth Checking Out

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For a couple of months now, I've been getting regular e-mails from Carlos Taborda of new host Webbynode, asking me to check out their service, give it a try, watch their screencasts, and so on. You know, the usual promotional stuff - except, no, almost no-one usually goes to these efforts in the Ruby or Rails world. So, for his persistence, he gets a post.. and no, I'm not getting paid for this, I haven't even got a free VPS from them! :) This is just news on an interesting new contender in the Rails hosting space.

With the small talk out of the way, Webbynode, a new Rails-focused VPS (virtual private server) hosting company launched today. On the surface it looks like another Linode (a sponsor of Ruby Inside) or Slicehost with plans ranging from $15 per month for a VPS with 256MB RAM and 12GB of disk space, up to $250 per month for a VPS with 4GB RAM and 180GB storage. Dig deeper by watching the screencast tour, however, and you'll soon see it's a different beast.


Webbynode makes it ridiculously easy to deploy a Rails application. Your VPS can automatically come with a fully tested Rails stack, drag your code off of Github (yes, automatically!) and be up and running in just a few clicks. The Webbynode control panel also offers New Relic integration for professional-grade application performance monitoring.

If Carlos and his team are as on the ball with hosting as they are at promotion, building a control panel, and putting together a compelling screencast tour, you shouldn't have much to worry about. If you prefer doing all of your deployments manually, Webbynode is a bit overpriced, but if you want to set, click, and forget, Webbynode looks ideal and you still get the full root shell access available for when you want to dig deeper.

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8 Comment Responses to “Webbynode: A New Rails-Focused VPS Host Worth Checking Out”

  1. #1
    Aditya Sanghi Says:

    Till a few weeks ago I only knew about VPS as a viable option for hosting until I learnt about during a night out in Berlin with bristol/wykatz/naik and Justin from enterprise during Railswaycon. We at Rising sun were looking at AWS as the possible location to host all our apps but held off until the 1st of June when the amazing deal from Hetzner was announced. 12gb Ram/ 1.5tb X 2 raid / 2tb bandwidth usage for 69 euros with root access. The machine took 2 days to get provisioned but it was worth it! cheers, Aditya

    PS In our opinion, perhaps launch your first app on a cheap VPS, but as you grow up, there is really no visible difference VPS and a dedicated machine.

  2. #2
    Maran Says:

    I've been using webbynode for 3 months now for some small rails / ruby projects. The webinterface is really slick, the support is awesome and the price rocks too. If you need hosting and want the freedom of a vps go take a look.

  3. #3
    Subbu Says:

    @Aditya the only problem with is its not in English :). I went there to know more about the service but didn't understand much.

  4. #4
    massive Says:

    I hope they are doing things better than the presumably affiliated VPS Media (, which do not respond to any contact attempt or support ticket.

  5. #5
    Dumma Says:

    You can read the english version of the site by clicking the british flag at the top right corner. The issue though is that the support is more directed towards german clients. The support phone numbers are all in germany and sometimes it is difficult to correspond in email if the person is not fluent in english.

  6. #6
    informer Says:

  7. #7
    Rnd Says:

    I'm looking for a webbynode invitation, can someone send me one on my mail

    thnks a lot

  8. #8
    Carlos Taborda Says:

    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to let everyone know, we've updated our prices. Webbies now start at $9.99 and no more invitations are needed as of now.



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