Setting site up on dreamhost

Hi,

was wondering if anyone has had any experience setting a site up on
dreamhost.com

Ive uploaded teh site, turned fastCGI on

However having a few problems gettign the site to show, when i go to
/public/ it shows the rails welcome page, should I be redirecting the
sit url to this?

thanks
scott

scot wrote:

Hi,

was wondering if anyone has had any experience setting a site up on
dreamhost.com

Ive uploaded teh site, turned fastCGI on

However having a few problems gettign the site to show, when i go to
/public/ it shows the rails welcome page, should I be redirecting the
sit url to this?

thanks
scott

Scott,

I haven’t tried it yet, but here is a link to a step-by-step:

http://www.railshosting.org/#free

The actual tuturial is about 3/4 of the way down the page. I bookmarked
it because I’m getting ready to set an app up on DreamHost and thought
it might be useful. Let me know if it is or is not helpful to you.

Regards,

Michael
mmodica at cox dot net

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I’ve not had anytrouble with dreamhost. I just set up a demo of my
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http://usor.lerao.com. THe only problem is that ftp and sftp are a
little
slow but the svn system works well.

Hi Scott,

I have some sites on rails on dreamhost. also my clients sites are
hosted there.

I am not sure of your expertise level in Rails

but some suggestions that I believe can help.

a)change environment.rb to have environment as production

b) change shebang lines on public/dispatch.fcgi to
#!/usr/bin/env ruby

c) make dispatch.fcgi as executable

d) remove your index.html file(it does not run rails, it is served by
your webserver)

e) Have a default route for application home

now try running your app, and check on your shell console if there is a
instance of ruby or dispatch.fcgi

you can do that with

ps axww -o ‘pid command’

if you dont find any there may be other issues

you can go into debugging mode

try to manually run the dispatch.fcgi by running on console “ruby
dispatch.fcgi”

see if there are are any errors or warnings, these errors are not
generally not shown on production environement to browser, all you see
is 500 Application Error

troubleshooting
500 Application Error

Check file permissions for dispatch.fcgi, dispatch.rb
Ruby path used in dispatch.fcgi
Testing db connectivity(script/console)
Db migrations(please do it manually until you are comfortable)

Troubleshooting
File listing instead of running application

Check web server config if domain/subdomain has been mapped to â??publicâ?
folder of the application,
Check .htaccess file is present

Troubleshooting
Application freeze

Try Killing/restarting FCGI processes
Check if rails gem version mismatch, can happen if server rails version
has changed, solution is freezing rails version and unpacking plugins
.htaccess
Web server restart

some of the above info came from my presentation slides , which I used
for giving a talk on “Rails Deployment” in Chennai.rb meet on 8th july
2006

Contact me for rails help, consultancy and hosting

Senthil N.

+91 98406 31021
senthil @ senthilnayagam.com
http://senthilnayagam.com

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