Hey all - Well, I've gone through all of the tutorials I can get my hands on, and I've developed what is basically a (very) simple front-end to a database that I maintain online. My big problem now is deployment. Almost everything that I've found on the web regarding deployment (and this includes the instructions for Switchtower/Ccapistrano) assumes that I have complete control over the Apache server that I'm deploying on. This isn't the case - I have a hosting plan with IXWebhosting.com. According to what I first read about RoR, I can deploy it on any server with CGI (or FastCGI - the server I'm on is Apache 1.3 with both modules). But I'm at a complete loss as to *how* to deploy it, or even how to check and make sure that my server will support the execution of Ruby code. How do you deploy on shared hosting? I don't have the faintest idea where to even start.
on 2006-03-10 03:21
on 2006-03-10 05:17
2006/3/9, Brian H. <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > How do you deploy on shared hosting? I don't have the faintest idea > where to even start. Copy your files to your webhost. Then, ssh into the box, and run the console: ruby script/console If you can execute a few commands without errors, you're fine. Don't forget to update config/datababse.yml to suit. You should really ask your host for this information. They might have different requirements. For an example, here is DreamHost's Rails page: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Rails Hope that helps !
on 2006-03-10 05:50
With my hosting provider, you copy the files to the server and then contact the hosting guys who must deploy it for you. I haven't done it yet as my app is still under development, so I'm not totally sure, but that's what I read somewhere. Cheers, Dan http://www.kingdomsolutions.com.au