I’ve been looking recently at getting new hosting sorted out. This site is currently hosted with easyspace, which I suppose is ok. But I just checked out the list of WordPress (yes I’ll be starting another blog there) recommended hosts and couldn’t believe the value for money offered by US companies. eg. Bluehost seemingly offer just about all the basic tools and languages you’d want to set up simple (or even more complex) sites for a ridiculously low price. Laughing Squid also offer a fair bit, but have the advantage of being just plain cool.
I guess there’s a *lot* more competition in the States, which really drives prices down.
Anyway, BlueHost offer Ruby on Rails support, which is becoming increasingly attractive – although I’m still not sure exactly what I’d develop with it.
I think it’s also possible to install Django (kind of a python-based equivalent of RoR), although the array of open source web development tools is beginning to get daunting bearing in mind the often steep learning curve and considerable investment of time and effort.
Sigh… there just aren’t enough hours in the day…