Will the sky fall down if I install Ruby on Rails?

Warning: this is a dumb question
I have a Linux server
I’ve heard enough about ROR and want to try out and learn

What will happen if I install ROR?
Will it effect anything else on my server? Like the OS or databases or
something else weird?
How much resources will it use? Does it run all the time or only when
invoked?

Installation seems to be a few command lines - but I’m just a little
cautious as the domains I host on my server are sensitive and must
never go down!!

Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?

Thanks

Omar

Sysadmin 101: Don’t build a playground environment for unfamiliar
software
on any server you can’t afford to reboot every now and then. Install it
locally, get familiar with it, and then see if you want to deploy to
your
production servers.

Or get yourself a cheap VPS and work out the kinks there.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:22 AM, omar.m [email protected] wrote:

Warning: this is a dumb question
I have a Linux server
I’ve heard enough about ROR and want to try out and learn

What will happen if I install ROR?
Will it effect anything else on my server? Like the OS or databases or
something else weird?
How much resources will it use? Does it run all the time or only when
invoked?
Have you read any of the documentation?

Installation seems to be a few command lines - but I’m just a little
cautious as the domains I host on my server are sensitive and must
never go down!!
Then don’t use your server for experimental things. Virtualize.

Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?

Can you copy files to your Linux server?


Leonardo M…
There’s no place like ~

omar.m wrote:
...
Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?

Thanks

Omar

You can transfer RoR applications from a windows system (that has RoR installed) to a Linux system (that has the same version of RoR installed) with no problems as long as you use the same database and web server etc. in both locations.  If you do not use the same db and web server a small amount of reconfiguration may be required.  Take a look at InstantRails for a simple way to host RoR on your Windows system.

Good Luck
Norm

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