Rails 2.2.2 deployment using fastcgi

I have a rails 2.2.2 application, I am deploying it in shared hosting
server, I am using fastcgi-script for deployment. But I am getting “500
Internal Server Error” my .htaccess file looks like this.

General Apache options

AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI

If you don’t want Rails to look in certain directories,

use the following rewrite rules so that Apache won’t rewrite certain



RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/notrails.*

RewriteRule .* - [L]

Redirect all requests not available on the filesystem to Rails

By default the cgi dispatcher is used which is very slow

For better performance replace the dispatcher with the fastcgi one


RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]

RewriteEngine On

If your Rails application is accessed via an Alias directive,

then you MUST also set the RewriteBase in this htaccess file.


Alias /myrailsapp /path/to/myrailsapp/public

RewriteBase /myrailsapp

RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]

In case Rails experiences terminal errors

Instead of displaying this message you can supply a file here which

will be rendered instead


ErrorDocument 500 /500.html

#ErrorDocument 500 “

Application error

Rails application failed
to start properly”

If I run dispatch.cgi or dispatch.fcgi or dispatch.rb script in my
console, I see my application start page.

I have spun my application in the server itself, and transfered the
files to the application.

Freezing of gems, I have done in my local machine and transfered vendor
folder and app folder to my application in server.

Please help figure out, whats going wrong…

Thanks in advance,

Anyone please go through my post and please help me out…

Suhas Gowda wrote:

Anyone please go through my post and please help me out…

fastcgi will soon be removed so don’t bother making it work.

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