Mark, you can’t just put a rails app in a web-accesible directory and
expect apache to
know what to do with it. It requires (some would say rather complicated)
changes to apache.
And why are you trying to deal with the whole issue of connecting a
rails app to apache
and how things will work with your hosting company and all of that
before you’ve even
learned the merest basics about rails and ruby?
Take that app you generated and – on YOUR computer – run “ruby
script\server” from the
command line within the app root. That will start the included webrick
server on port
3000. Then you can get to your “hello world” page at
I gave you links to a couple tutorials last week, but it’s apparent that
you haven’t truly
digested what they said. You should read them again, thoroughly… and
you should probably
order the Agile Web D. with Rails book and follow through the
sample app they
build in the first section of the book.
Rails is getting a lot of buzz because it does a lot of nice things for
developers and has
a lot of cool features. But that doesn’t mean it’s dead simple to use.
There is plenty to
learn (just look at the volume of questions on this list). Give yourself
the time to learn!