I haven’t had a chance to upload my app and configure dreamhost, but I
did log in and create the folder using the “rails app_name” command.
There’s really no need to do that - you can just upload it once you’ve
finished building it on your local machine. You don’t need to create a
app on the Dreamhost server, since you’re only going to overwrite it
upload your app anyway. (I’m assuming you have a working,
Rails app, and you literally just want to put it live?)