I’m completely new to all of this. Not even certain this is an
appropriate forum for an installation question.
I’m just about to plunk down some money to get a virtual server. In
looking over the list of isp’s elsewhere on this site, goDaddy isn’t
mentioned - probably because they don’t offer rails as a standard
distribution. There are some aspects of the goDaddy virtual server
deals that seem much better than those at the several of the listed
rails isp’s that I looked at, so I’m still thinking of going with
goDaddy and doing the install myself.
Their virtual server boxes are running Red Hat 9.0. The owner of a
virtual server has root and admin access and can load anything he wants
onto the box.
It seems like this should install and run pretty easily, but I haven’t
found any Rails documentation that talks about Red Hat. I also don’t
know what specifically to ask goDaddy support in order to find out if it
will run. I took a shot and just asked straight up if Rails could be
installed on their virtual server configuration and I got the expected
“deer in the headlights” response. Basically they never heard of it.
So, anybody out there already using Rails on a goDaddy virtual server?
If not, can one of the installation experts tell me the right questions
to ask at goDaddy to determine whether or not it will work? Anybody
know if Red Hat 9.0 will already have Ruby and/or Gems with a usable