Deploying rails

hey everyone, im still a newbie, and i am having trouble deploying my

I am using (hosting), through MAC OSX and i have been able
get my SSH server running, and i have copied my app through ftp on to
server. they have a helper here:

i remembered to change my database.yml settings in production to the one
created on my server and I changed my environment.rb so that
ENV[‘RAILS_ENV’] ||= ‘production’ is enabled.

so now i am stuck…i am not sure if i am supposed to upload my database
directly into the new one, or run some sort of rake command in SSH? my
databases are currently empty.

also when i try to look at my app online (actually called) i get this error:

In order to view your homepage, please name your main page “index.htm”

(using lower case letters).

it could be because i rerouted my pages, and deleted the index.rhtml,
but im
not sure how to fix that.

i would love some help here…i’ve looked into capistrano, but i don’t
i need to go through that, do i? And i’m not sure what it’s asking me to

any guidance would be great.


PS: im trying to upload the application i created in Ruby on Rails: Up
Running (hibbs & tate) so i can practice deploying. FYI

Kyle Martin
(604) 209-8298