I'm using HostGo as my hosting service. They support a reasonable number of developer facilities .. python, java, php, mysql, and to some degree servlets/jsp. Can I somehow install Rails and Ruby without admin permissions? Is there a list of requirements for installing Rails/Ruby on hosting services? Sorry if this is a repeat question but I couldn't find a faq or forum response on this sort of vanilla hosting use of Rails! Thanks -- Owen Owen Densmore http://backspaces.net "You can do Anything, but not Everything!"
on 2007-03-14 23:51
on 2007-03-15 00:02
I am not aware of any shared hosting service that will allow you to install software. Even hosting companies that use true virtualization may not allow it. If this is a project for your own use or just to get started you can ask them. If this is a production application do yourself a favor and find a hosting company that knows what they are doing with rails and ruby. it will pay for itself in no time. I am talking engineyard.com and they seem way more than competent. I also understand that railshostinginfo.com has reviews of several hosting companies including engineyard and others. Michael
on 2007-03-15 16:26
If you have shell access you can install software. You'll have to install it locally in your user directory but if you do it right, it'll work. I myself use a different Ruby, RMagick, ImageMagick, etc than my own host and installed them myself. RSL