Forum: Ruby on Rails Installing Rails on a vanilla hosting service

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05f6bda380f1de974ee04b846869adaf?d=identicon&s=25 Owen Densmore (Guest)
on 2007-03-14 23:51
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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

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!


     -- Owen

Owen Densmore
"You can do Anything, but not Everything!"
588ab1c0a5610a7e160a3b101abb91e6?d=identicon&s=25 MichaelLatta (Guest)
on 2007-03-15 00:02
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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 and they seem way more than competent.  I
also understand that has reviews of several
hosting companies including engineyard and others.

70225136eacd3d870f64e03bff678655?d=identicon&s=25 Russell Norris (Guest)
on 2007-03-15 16:26
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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
use a different Ruby, RMagick, ImageMagick, etc than my own host and
installed them myself.

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