Speak French well with La langue française, a Rails application deployed on Vultr with Cloud 66

La langue française background

La langue française was created by Nicolas Le Roux in 2015, and is based in France. This friendly linguistic learning platform allows ordinary people to improve their French-language skills.

  • Online dictations — have a look at a collection of mini-dictations to progress your writing in French.
  • Synonyms — offers a rich database with synonyms for French words. It allows users to vote for the best synonyms and offer suggestions for each word.
  • Dictionary — allows you to easily find all the definitions of French words with their etymology, phonetics, illustrations, the historical development of the word use, examples of quotes, synonyms and antonyms and much more.
  • Conjugation — Look for a verb and you will be able to find its conjugations in the present, past and future. Test your knowledge of conjugation thanks to our quizzes.

What are La langue française’s business needs?

La langue française is a small technology and media company that I run myself, managing an editorial team of three people. To be able to scale such a company to over three million unique visitors per month, I needed to set up automation tasks with lots of background workers. That’s why I switched the website from WordPress to a Rails application with a headless WordPress as a CMS.

What is your current infrastructure setup?

The app is a Rails app using PostgreSQL, Redis, and Sidekiq for background jobs. I use ForestAdmin to manage all the data in an administration panel.

Why did you choose Cloud 66?

Cloud66 is the first service I use to deploy a Rails application myself. Before, I was using Heroku. I like the simplicity of Cloud66 and their detailed guides that answer pretty much every question you may have. Their pricing is also attractive compared to Heroku.

Lastly, what are La langue française ‘s future plans?

La langue française is growing a lot in terms of traffic, along with new websites that I launched in the same industry such as Le bon synonyme, a website dedicated to giving the best synonyms of a French word.

Merci

It is fabulous to work with Nicolas Le Roux from La langue française. Nicolas merci for finding the time to chat with us about La langue française and your experience with Cloud 66 for Rails. It’s always a pleasure to discover all the unique ways in which our customers are using Cloud 66 products.

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