Subdomain creation and management

Hello,

I’m creating a webapplication where I would like to dinamically create
and detect subdomains. Let’s say my webapplication url is www.wookie.com
Here comes an exemple:

  1. Someone subscribe to the application with the name john
  2. I create a new folder in my public/users folder named john. This
    folder will contain all the accounts images, files …etc…
  3. The user can connect to his personal page using the url:
    john.wookie.com

I don’t have any idea how to do this with RubyOnRails. Is it possible
to automatically create and manage subdomains without having to create
them manualy on the host server?

Thansk for your help.

On 16 Feb 2010, at 18:38, CiriusMex wrote:

I don’t have any idea how to do this with RubyOnRails. Is it possible
to automatically create and manage subdomains without having to create
them manualy on the host server?

It’s called a wildcard domain and you can easily do it with RoR if you
set up your DNS and Apache right. There are plugins around for
extracting the subdomain, if it isn’t part of the latest Rails version
already. You then use that in your authentication to determine the
account. With Paperclip or attachment_fu, you can handle the uploads
and store them in the structure you have in mind.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

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