Host Your Own Rubygems Server for Free in 4 Easy Steps

Host Your Own Rubygems Server for Free in 4 Easy Steps

Sometimes you don’t want to share all your gems in a public place like RubyGems.org. If you are in this situation, I have a simple solution that will allow you to host your own gems using OpenShift. Geminabox is a project that provides a private RubyGems host as an open-source application. In this blog post, I will show how to install and use Geminabox on OpenShift.

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How to use Redis on OpenShift from your Ruby application

Redis provides many different data structures in a very efficient way – e.g. strings, key-value maps, lists, sets, bitmaps. For a better overview, see the documentation. Because it provides so many data structures, Redis may be used for many use cases. In this article we look at how to get Redis for your OpenShift application and how to use it from the application.

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How PaaS Auto Scaling Works on OpenShift

Scaling is key feature of PaaS. Every developer needs to have the concept of application scaling in the front of their mind since it allows an application to function well even as the number of users and load increases. This blog post examines vertical and horizontal scaling. Learn how OpenShift implements each approach.

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5 Reasons Why PaaS is Better Than Shared Hosting or VPS

5 Reasons Why PaaS is Better Than Shared Hosting or VPS

At several recent meetings people have asked “Why is PaaS is better than shared hosting or Virtual Private Servers (VPS)?”

Shared hosting and VPS have been around for a long time and served us well, so why change something that works? Well, imagine you are driving an Audi A8 from 1997…wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade your ride to the most recent version? Sure, it will cost you something, but it will be more luxurious and many manual actions will now be automated. We can look at PaaS in a similar way. It will cost you something to move from shared hosting or VPS to PaaS, but in return you’ll get a great deal of luxury you have not been accustomed to until now.

Here are five reasons why PaaS is a better solution.

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