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What is Ruby on Rails?


Ruby on Rails is a backend web framework that allows you to build pretty much any application you can think of. It’s a natural choice when building a system that handles a lot of data or for more functional capabilities. If you also require extensive reporting on the data within your application, Rails is the way to go.


Some of the most popular web applications in the world that are built by using Ruby on Rails are Twitter, Shopify, Hulu, GitHub, Twitch and SlideShare to name just a few.


What is WordPress?


WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP that uses a MySQL database. WordPress is licensed under GPL (General Public Licence), which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website, like content, without needing to know anything about programming.


WordPress enables you to build and manage your own full-featured website using just your web browser.


The difference between Ruby on Rails and WordPress


Ruby on Rails is a backend web framework while WordPress is a content management system. Ruby on Rails gives us the ability to make a website from scratch. Whereas WordPress is created with PHP and aims to make a website from scratch in any way we want.


In other words, Ruby on Rails is a backend web framework for building things and can give us a toolset that helps make rich applications. Whereas WordPress is an application in itself, built without a backend web framework from scratch, in PHP.


The comparison between Ruby on Rails and WordPress


Cost of development comparison


Ruby on Rails


The price depends on how many features you want for your web application. The cost of developing a web application through Ruby on Rails certainly compels you to spend this much:


  • Web hosting ($50 – $1,000)
  • E-Commerce features ($3,000 – $20,000)
  • Developer hourly rate ($25 – $50)


Web hosting ($50 – $1,000)


Knowing which type of hosting to choose for your Ruby on Rails applications is not enough, you also need to select a hosting provider that has the right server hardware in place and the right hosting environment to properly support your Ruby on Rails deployments. For hosts specializing in Ruby on Rails, pricing is a bit on the high side compared to traditional hosting, with basic hosting starting at $50 a month and “high end” packages coming in at around $1,000 a month.


E-Commerce features ($3,000 – $20,000)


Building up a business certainly heaves you to spend a million dollars or more. The best alternate option in these situations is to own an E-Commerce website and to let yourself flow, in the hurricane of E-Business. Build a dynamic E-Commerce site of your choice and structure, swiftly as well as economically, using Ruby on Rails.


The cost of developing an E-Commerce website via Ruby on Rails falls around $3,000 – $20,000.


In this modernization, owning an E-Commerce website is one of the most beneficial investments you can opt for. Here are some features of an E-Commerce site built in Ruby on Rails programming:


  • Developing an E-Commerce website & web applications via Ruby on Rails certainly costs less than other programming languages and frameworks.
  • Furthermore, Ruby on Rails is well known for its swiftness, easy to manipulate structure and developer friendly coding.
  • Quick to access applications and websites can be built using Ruby on Rails.
  • Enormous options of progressive open source libraries “gems” available for ‘E-Commerce’ in Ruby On Rails. Furthermore, it makes developing an E-Commerce site with Ruby on Rails much pleasurable due to Shopify. Shopify makes managing contents of an E-Commerce website much easier and composed.


One of the best examples of an E-Commerce website built with Ruby on Rails is ‘Groupon’. Other than E-Commerce websites, the most famous are Twitter, Hulu, Slideshare etc which are some examples expressing swiftness and productivity of Ruby on Rails.


Developer hourly rate ($25 – $180)


According to Upwork, the offshore development rates in Central and Southern America range from $75 – $180 and higher. In Eastern Europe, average outsourcing rates are $30 – $50. In the top outsourcing countries of Asia, offshore developers charge $25 – $50 per hour.




WordPress.org may tell you that it’s completely free, but it isn’t. At least it isn’t if you want your WordPress website to be a fully-functioning online entity. So in that case, you’ll need some extra stuff. The extras that you’ll need to get up and running are where the added cost comes in.


And those extra costs translate into the following categories:


  • Web hosting ($19.99 – $60)
  • Design and themes (0 – $50,000)
  • Plugins/extensions ($47 – $200)
  • E-Commerce features ($450 – $1,000)
  • Developer hourly rate ($20 – $100)


We’re going into detail to explain each category and how much they will actually cost you. Plenty of other online businesses are using WordPress, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right solution for your business. To help you determine whether it is or not, let’s take a look at each category.


Web hosting ($19.99 – $60)


Deciding which web host to invest in is one of the most important choices you’ll make when creating your WordPress site. Web hosting for WordPress web applications can range from $19.99 per month to $60 per month depending on needs and features.


Design and themes ($0 – $50,000)


WordPress has many themes available to all users. Some are free, but some are upwards of $200. Free WordPress themes are great for beginners, but they often don’t have necessary features for serious business owners.


WordPress has a massive theme library you can browse through to find what you’re looking for. You can make changes to a theme later with plugins, so the key is to find a theme that fits the overall feel you want your website to have. But, you don’t have to use one of WordPress’s premade templates. You can find premade website templates from a different site like Template Monster for prices that range from $75 to $200. You can also find them on Envato Market for prices from $13 to $1,200. Or the Mojo Marketplace for prices that range from $59 to $79.


Some other reputable theme shops you might want to also look at include Elegant Themes, ProteusThemes, ThemeIsle, MyThemeShop, Accesspressthemes, Premiumcoding and Tesla Themes.


But keep this in mind: When you buy themes from third-party SaaS companies, you run the risk of using a template that doesn’t automatically integrate with native plugins that you want on your website. Pre-made templates are also difficult to customize unless you know how to read and write HTML and CSS. If you don’t, then what you see is what you get.


Some of you won’t be satisfied by any of the themes you find though. In that case, consider hiring a web developer to create your very own theme. Depending on who you hire, you can expect a price that lands anywhere from $700 to $10,000. And if your business is well-established with extensive needs, you could even be looking at a price point closer to $50,000.


Plugins/extensions ($47 – $200)


WordPress plugins are small bits of code that you can add to your website. Some plugins (also called extensions) are free, but premium options run anywhere from $47 to $200. And charges can be one-time or recurring.


E-Commerce features ($450 – $1,000)


Creating an online store might sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. WordPress by default doesn’t have any E-Commerce features built into it, but there are a lot of solutions out there to get you up and running:


  • WooCommerce (Free) – This is an all-in-one E-Commerce solutions plugin for your WordPress website.
  • Easy Digital Downloads (Free) – A great solution for E-Commerce stores that are selling digital downloads and services.
  • Shopp (Free) – With this plugin, you can run sales, add new products, update inventory, ship orders, and much more.
  • Inventory Source ($50 to $175 per month) – If you want to dropship with your E-Commerce store, then inventory source, which integrates directly with WooCommerce, will help keep all of your shipping information organized.


While many of these are free, you will most likely need some premium plugins to make sure they function and operate the way you need them to. For example, if you’re a developer selling a plugin with Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) and using a recurring subscription model, here are some plugins you’ll most likely need:


  • Recurring Payments ($199 a year) – Add-on for EDD which allows you to set up recurring subscriptions for your downloads or digital products.
  • Stripe Payment Gateway ($89 a year) – Allows you to accept debit/credit cards via Stripe in EDD.
  • Software Licensing ($199 a year) – Provides a complete license key generation, activation, and checking system.
  • AffiliateWP ($99 a year) – Many plugin and theme developers need a way to integrate an affiliate marketing program into EDD. AffiliateWP is by far the best solution.


As you can see, getting all the E-Commerce features you want or need in WordPress isn’t always cheap. And this can vary a lot based upon your E-Commerce needs.


Developer hourly rate ($20 – $100)


According to an article from Upwork, the average freelance WordPress developer on their platform charges anywhere from $20 – $100.


Ease of use comparison


Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails code is easier to understand and is self-explanatory. This means that even if you have relatively inexperienced people coming on board, they can easily understand the code and be up and running in no time.


Also, Ruby on Rails code is easy to maintain, and there is a large community online that will support us in case of issues. Ruby on Rails also allows scope for test automation, which is one of the biggest advantages.




Anyone can use WordPress which is obviously why WordPress is the most popular website creation tool in the world. You don’t have to know any code to start. WordPress is more beginner-friendly. If you want a new feature, you can install a plugin and that is it.


The good thing about WordPress is that you don’t have to be a programmer, but if you do have programming knowledge then you can put it to use. So WordPress allows the techie to still be a techie.


Speed of development comparison


Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails minimizes the website development time by 25 – 50% as compared to other popular backend web frameworks. Sometimes, it’s possible to have an MVP ready to go online within hours.


Web development with Ruby on Rails is faster due to the object-orientation of Ruby on Rails such as the bend code base, modular design, extensive open-source code developed by the Ruby on Rails community, and a wide range of ready-to-use plugin solutions for feature development.




One of the benefits of using WordPress is that you don’t have to build a website from scratch. You are able to create a powerful search engine friendly website in 5 minutes with SiteGround.


The reason it only takes 5 minutes is that with SiteGround, you are given a free domain name and they have a WordPress installation feature. That means you don’t have to go through the trouble of using a domain registrar. All you have to do is sign up with SiteGround, let their WordPress installation feature do everything for you, and log into your dashboard.


Security comparison


Ruby on Rails


The advantage of using a mature backend web framework like Ruby on Rails to build your web applications is that it is reasonably secure by default. Current versions (4.0 and above) have several built-in mechanisms to stop opportunist hackers; the Ruby on Rails community actively works to identify and patch new vulnerabilities as they come along; and, the framework is well documented both officially and unofficially.


The framework has matured for more than a decade.Top companies in a range of markets, from software development to real estate, have been running on Rails since their inception.


You’ve probably already used many of the applications that were built with Ruby on Rails: GitHub, Shopify, Twitch, SoundCloud, Hulu, Zendesk, and more. As major players cleave to the framework, they contribute to its further development and improvement of its security.




In the case of WordPress, it is secure, but only if as long as publishers take website security seriously and follow best practices. Best practices include using safe plugins and themes, keeping responsible login procedures, using security plugins to monitor your site, and updating regularly.


Every year, hundreds of thousands of WordPress websites get hacked, as well as E-Commerce websites.


Let’s break down a WordPress website’s security into its main components:


  • The core
  • Plugins
  • Themes


The core


The core of WordPress is safe when kept updated to the latest version. But there are additional steps users can take to harden WordPress core on their website.




Plugins are not always secure. The issue is that plugins are made by third parties, and not all are guaranteed to be properly maintained, or even safe in the first place. As a result, plugins are one of the most popular gateways hackers use to enter WordPress-powered websites.




Even themes are not always secure. Many themes are made by third parties, and thus not regulated or approved by WordPress. For instance, you do not have to install a theme because you like that look, as important as that is. Your theme also needs to meet the WordPress standards for code.


Maintenance comparison


Ruby on Rails


The Ruby on Rails is adequately easy to maintain due to the joint advantage of both the Ruby and the Rails, which offers a venerable service. Plus, the Ruby on Rails also gets sufficient support from the large community of talented web developers who are always there to help you out.


You also get the aid from a community named RubyGems, which helps in the hosting solutions. The robust programming language is highly productive, helping to create faster web applications.




To maintain a WordPress website or blog properly, two things are needed. First, there’s a need for the right tools and tactics that will make backing up and monitoring a WordPress website as simple as possible.


Second, there’s a need to learn a couple of good practices. Otherwise, WordPress maintenance takes up more time than is absolutely necessary.


SEO comparison


Ruby on Rails


Experts from MiroMind, an agency with expertise in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for SaaS projects, noticed that 70 percent of its SaaS clients’ projects are based on Ruby on Rails. The MVC format of Ruby on Rails provides flexibility with the implementation of technical and on-site SEO optimization.


While in case of WordPress, we do have access to multiple plugins that can take care of SEO for us, but with Ruby on Rails, we need to manually implement everything for better SEO.


There are the most common techniques we can use to optimise our ranking with some of the examples for Rails on Rails:


  • SEO-Friendly URL
  • Dynamic Error Pages
  • Meta Tags
  • Structured Data
  • Breadcrumb
  • Sitemap
  • Robots.txt
  • AMP


SEO-Friendly URL


Rails on Rails by default uses the primary key (also called id) to generate routes and URLs for your resources. For example, if you create a new post template, by default, the URL that accesses the resource will be of the type “/posts/1” where “1” is the identifier. However, for a better user experience (UX) but also to perform in the search engines, we generally advise that the URLs are composed of keywords associated with the resource. These URLs must be valid and unique.


Dynamic Error Pages


The error pages are used to indicate to the user but also to the robots that a resource is not available. Technically, your Ruby on Rails server will respond with a different HTTP code depending on the state of the resource. These pages are important for SEO since they are used by search engines, including Google, to better understand the behaviour and architecture of your site.


By default, Ruby on Rails offers pages 404 (page does not exist or more), 422 (incomplete or incorrect resource) and 500 (server error) available in the “/public directory”. You will need to customize these pages to reflect the overall design of your website (with your layout “/application.html.erb”) or to dynamically return content based on the user.


Meta Tags


Meta Tags allow search engines and social networks to better understand the content of your page and thus gain visibility, so they are essential in SEO. They must be dynamic since they are specific to each page and must be unique to avoid any duplicate content conflicts.


Structured Data


Structured data helps send the right signals to search engines about your app and content, helps to increase search engine understanding of your site’s content, and improve visibility through rich snippets and results. Also increases probability of being selected in Knowledge Graph. We really have to make the effort to implement a markup scheme on our website because this data is increasingly important for Google.




The breadcrumb allows you to remember the location of a page on your site in the global tree. It is important in SEO since Google officially recommends to offer a breadcrumb on your website.


There exists some gems to automatically generate a breadcrumb on your application : gretel, loaf or breadcrumbs on Ruby on Rails. We will use the latter, easily customizable and compatible with Bootstrap.




The sitemap is the file that contains the list of our website URL. This file is in XML format. It gives search engines information about our URL and the architecture of our website. It allows websites with a substantial content and a complex mesh to be better understood by search engines and thus be better referenced.


Some gems can generate it as a sitemap generator, or dynamic sitemaps, but it is nevertheless possible to build it by ourselves thanks to the XML builder library.




The robots.txt file is a text file used for the natural referencing of our website, containing instructions for search engine indexing robots in order to specify which pages may or may not be indexed.




Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a protocol designed by Google to enable a “faster web”. AMP pages are a variation of classic web pages with simplified HTML and JavaScript. AMP only keeps what is needed to display the information very quickly.




WordPress was developed as a platform for online publishing, and that means it is inherently search friendly, with a substantial set of built-in, basic SEO tools that anyone can use to improve a site’s search-ability on every level. But while there is no denying that the CMS saves you time and helps you to adhere to best practices without experience, you need to understand that you need to put in the effort to rank your website on Google.


Your choice of CMS doesn’t dictate whether or not you can rank well unless your site suffers from extensive technical issues that stop it from being crawled and indexed. You shouldn’t think that WordPress is a magic weapon without further effort; it requires time and effort. SEO can get technical very quickly.


And just because you are using WordPress doesn’t mean the SEO tactics you use will change. You still need to create great content, earn great links, and ensure that your site is well-optimized and free from technical issues that could hold it back.


Business websites comparison


Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails allows us to deliver state-of-the-art web applications and help startups and businesses of different sectors scale up quickly and efficiently. Surely, there are many factors that affect a project’s success. But the influence of the right technology stack shouldn’t be underestimated.


The interactive tools available with the Ruby on Rails backend web framework allow developers to add interesting features in the web application. With these tools, the web application can be iteratively customized, the code can be reused, and it saves overall time in development.


Let’s look at some famous projects made with Ruby on Rails and see why this backend web framework is good for development:


  • Airbnb
  • Groupon
  • GitHub
  • Shopify
  • Dribbble
  • Twitter
  • SlideShare
  • Hulu
  • SoundCloud
  • UrbanDictionary
  • Basecamp
  • ZenDesk
  • Bloomberg




One of our all-time favorites, both in terms of idea and UX/UI design. This California-based startup connects travelers looking for a place to stay with hosts, who can easily rent their rooms or apartments.


Established in 2007 by 3 postgraduates offering one apartment, the platform offers for their 150 million users more listings than the world’s top hotel chains combined.

Airbnb’s system is based on a variety of technologies, including Ruby on Rails. Developers who created the site used a bunch of libraries, such as React.js, Moment.js or Raven.js.




Groupon is a worldwide E-Commerce marketplace connecting customers with local businesses. It provides them with special offers and discounts on products or services. With its 50 million customers worldwide and over 1 billion groupons sold, Groupon is probably the biggest player in the sector.


As for the technology used, the original version of the platform was based fully on Ruby on Rails. A few years back, though, as Groupon was growing, they moved to Node.js.




GitHub is one of the most popular software hosting services with a huge open-source library. The service is now used by 1.8 million businesses, start-ups, and software development companies. It is also supported by the amazing community of nearly 40 million software developers who have contributed to over 100 million of repositories so far.


From a technological standpoint, Ruby on Rails accounts are for the most of GitHub’s code.




Shopify is an inspiring example of a complex yet well-structured and user-friendly E-Commerce platform made with Ruby on Rails. And it’s absolutely rocking. In short, it’s a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to create a secure online shop with a broad range of functionality and choose from about 100 payment gateways. For advanced users, there’s an opportunity to edit design templates. Shopify claims that there are currently about 820,000 sellers using the service. Profit for 2018 is estimated at $1.073 billion.




An amazing directory with graphic design projects by the community of over 500K of web designers from all over the world. Dribbble allows its users to showcase and discuss their work as well as look for career opportunities. In 2017, Dribbble’s users showed off over 640k shots of their work.


The platform was built with Ruby on Rails but also utilizes jQuery and HTML5 History API elements.




Twitter is considered the most famous example of a Ruby on Rails-based product. It was initially created with Ruby on Rails and jQuery which allowed the platform’s creators to develop a fully working product in a very short period of time.


Although, a few years later, Twitter was re-written using Scala, Ruby on Rails still remains a part of the backend and reminds about the platform’s roots.




SlideShare is a slide hosting website with over 70 millions visitors monthly, currently owned by Microsoft. It is one of the most visited custom websites of the world and is developed using Ruby on Rails backend web framework. It allows users to store and post their digital presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.), text documents and videos. SlideShare also makes it easy for users to browse, read and share the content they need and like.


In 2012, SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn which was later bought by Microsoft.




Hulu offers leading video streaming services that include on-demand movies and seasons. The services are only available to users in the United States and Japan. Brought about a decade ago, Hulu was designed using Ruby on Rails. It leverages a wide range of Ruby on Rails’s features for its frontend as well as backend. This allows it to stream live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials.




SoundCloud is a Berlin-based startup originally created to allow musicians to share music with each other. Since then though, it developed into a full-on publishing platform allowing emerging artists to showcase and promote their music. With nearly 80 million registered users and over 200 million tracks submitted, SoundCloud is a pretty amazing place to look for new tracks and musical inspirations.


SoundCloud was born on Ruby on Rails. It allowed the platform to iterate fast and keep high-quality code. Due to the enormous growth, SoundCloud was later re-written using Java.




UrbanDictionary is an online dictionary of slang and phrases that was developed with Ruby on Rails in 2009. It is famously called as a crowdsourced online dictionary that offers a responsive search engine with precise search results. Urban Dictionary has around 18 million readers all over the world, making the website a massive success.


Crowdsourced online dictionary of slang, founded in 1999 and powered by Ruby on Rails.




There would not be any Basecamp without Ruby on Rails and probably no Ruby on Rails without Basecamp. Both this popular backend web framework and this popular project management online tool were created by the same man, David Heinemeier Hansson.


Ruby on Rails is proven to be extremely successful in Basecamp growth. Getting from 45 accounts in 2004 to over 2 million in 2016 required scaling up quickly and effectively. Ruby on Rails developers from Basecamp did a great job there.




Running on Ruby on Rails, Zendesk is a cloud-based customer support software that allows shoppers to get in touch with customer service via computer, tablet or smartphone. Among Zendesk clients, you’ll find the companies such as Shopify, Airbnb, Tesco or Uber.


Customer-oriented software provided by Zendesk helps businesses become scalable and reliable. It reduces costs and improves the efficiency of customer support.




Bloomberg is a media company focused on the economy and financial market. They also provide software solutions for the financial sector and for businesses such as big data analysis or market reports.


The website attracts over 100 million users per month making it one of the most popular Ruby on Rails based-platform worldwide. And one of the biggest as well where Bloomberg employees are over 15,000 people.


Aside from Ruby on Rails, which is the main backend web framework used by Bloomberg developers, the platform also utilizes ASP.NET Core, PHP, and Express. There are over 12 libraries in Bloomberg’s tech stack, including JQuery, RESPOND, Backbone.js, and others.




If you are using WordPress to create a website, you can start a small business website. You can use WordPress for a personal blog or a commercial website.


By having a small business website, your main customer base is local and you offer a limited range of services and don’t stock a huge number of products. You don’t expect to develop an international consumer base for some time. So if you want a flexible CMS with excellent customer support because you’re very busy, a single one-language website is fine.


Let’s look at the examples of the WordPress websites and brands around the web in 2021:


  • jQuery
  • The New York Times
  • Tribune Media
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Toyota
  • Variety
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Blender
  • Microsoft News
  • The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
  • Bloomberg Professional
  • Skype Blogs
  • Facebook Newsroom
  • PlayStation Blog
  • Star Wars News
  • Flickr Blog
  • Spotify News
  • Beyoncé
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Katy Perry
  • Sylvester Stallone




jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries used around the web today.


The New York Times


The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. They use WordPress to power their corporate site.


Tribune Media


Tribune Media is home to a diverse portfolio of over 42 television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.


The Walt Disney Company


The mission of the Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information.




Toyota is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. Their Brazil division uses WordPress to power their website.




Variety provides entertainment news, film reviews, awards, film festivals, box office, and info about entertainment industry conferences.




AMC is an American based television network owned by AMC networks. It is well known for shows such as The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Humans, and Halt and Catch Fire.


BBC America


BBC America is a digital cable network in the US which is jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks. It is popular for shows like Top Gear, Doctor Who, Luther, The Last Kingdom, and Orphan Black.


No Man’s Sky


Developed by Hello Games, No Man’s Sky is a science-fiction game without limits. If you see a mountain, you can trek there. If you see a planet hanging on the horizon, it’s a real place, with its own rich ecology.


Microsoft Studios


Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox platforms, Steam, Windows Store, and Windows Phone platforms.




Blender is a cross-platform free and open source 3D creation suite.


Microsoft News


Stories and news from Microsoft, including new features, events, and community blogs.


The Wall Street Journal Law Blog


A law section of the Wall Street Journal uses WordPress. WSJ on the cases, trends and personalities of interest to the business community.


Bloomberg Professional


Financial services professionals rely on the best in data and analytics. Learn more about insights and product updates you can use to make informed decisions through the Bloomberg Professional blog.


Skype News


Product news, customer stories and updates from Skype can be found on the Skype blog; an application that provides video chat and voice call services.


Facebook Newsroom


View the latest news, announcements, and media resources from Facebook; one of the largest social networks on the web.


Star Wars News


The official website for Star Wars, featuring the latest on Star Wars film series and Star Wars Rebels, with daily news, games, and videos.


Flickr Blog


This is the companion blog for Flickr, one of the best sites on the web for organizing, sharing and storing your photos.


Spotify News


Spotify is one of the world’s largest digital music services that gives you access to millions of songs. They share news, events, contents, and interviews on their blog.




The official website of the popular singer Beyoncé offers a biography, hit list, videos, photographs, news and events calendar.


The Rolling Stones


The official Website of the Rolling Stones. Contains the latest news about the band, upcoming concerts, films and a web-shop selling merchandise.


Katy Perry


The official website for the American singer and songwriter. Biography, news, videos, lyrics, ringtones, pictures and a show calendar.


Sylvester Stallone


The official website of actor, writer, director, Sylvester Stallone. Also known as “Rocky” or “Rambo.”




We know that WordPress is now used by over 40% of all websites on the internet and shows no signs of slowing down. Most likely there will be a day when it passes that 50% mark. But even so, WordPress is just good for blogs and some small E-Commerce, offers a limited range of services, and doesn’t stock a huge number of products. Whereas in case of Ruby on Rails, it offers a lot of opportunities, makes the development procedure faster and simpler, and helps startups and businesses of different sectors scale up quickly and efficiently. Ruby on Rails is best for online stores with sophisticated options, informational portals, stock exchange platforms, ad platforms, social networks, non-standard complex projects, and SaaS-solutions.


By using WordPress, you’re going to have a great time when you drop in plugins but a terrible time when you need to create a high scale level website like Twitter. A framework like Ruby on Rails will allow you to create these features much more quickly, and they’ll run faster too. So as you can see, you can use WordPress for a personal or commercial website. Whereas Ruby on Rails allows us to deliver state-of-the-art web applications and help startups and businesses of different sectors scale up quickly and efficiently.


While it is nice to have the option of creating your own website, it can also be dangerous if you don’t know all of the precautions to take. Whereas Ruby on Rails is one of the safest frameworks to run on when you know what its security issues are and how to fix them. Surely, there are many factors that affect a project’s success. But the influence of the right technology stack shouldn’t be underestimated. Ruby on Rails is a powerful & highly used programming language that has captivated developers worldwide.


So which one should you choose? Ruby on Rails? Or WordPress? It’s going to depend on your use case. If your only goal is to create a blog and make it feature-rich as fast as possible, you can use WordPress. But if you’d like to create a custom application, then you probably don’t need WordPress. So in that case, Ruby on Rails is the right choice for you. You can make a blog with Ruby on Rails too but its strengths lie in being able to make a full-blown application quickly. There cannot be any doubt in mind that it is one of the powerful and effective backend web frameworks that is used by global developers. More importantly, Ruby on Rails is a growing backend web framework and is still used in 2021 as a major tool for web development.


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