Hoping you can help!
I'm considering moving a Rails app from a shared hosting provider to a dedicated server or a service like Linode, SliceHost, Webbynode, etc. where, if I understand correctly, the security of the server is completely down to you.
With shared hosting I'm used to not having root access and so firewall and most other security concerns tend to be handled by the hosting company.
So my concern is moving to a server where I (a server admin rookie) am taking care of security. I'd love to have an expert Server Admin take care of that however that is not possible.
Does anybody know of an affordable service like SliceHost or Webbynode where security is managed by the provider? I've looked at Heroku but due to an SSL full cert requirement it isn't affordable for me at the moment.
Alternatively, does anybody know if server images are available to use on Linode/SliceHost/Webbynode/other where security is taken care of or made simpler?
(I guess my chief concern is I'm a web app developer who thinks he's going to end up spending more time securing servers than coding. Perhaps I'm getting worried over nothing.)
Thanks for your time, Eliot