Dear all, Has anyone run RoR on cPanel based shared hosting? I've got my RoR application on http://mydomain:10024/ Now I've uploaded all my Product model, view and controller. Then I tried hitting: http://mydomain:10024/products but it didn't work Is there any configuration I need to do on a shared hosting? Has anyone experience with this before? I'm sorry I have to ask it here since the hosting provided weren't very supportive as they said it's the problem with the apps, but this seems to be a relatively simple question :-( Thank you in advance for the support. -- Not by might nor by power, but by His Spirit. Read my blog: http://joshuajava.wordpress.com/ Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/jpartogi
on 2008-12-02 00:09
on 2008-12-02 01:47
As far as I know (and that's not much in this case), then Rails needs to be installed by the hosting provider... and i'd say your chances of making that happen are somewhere between nil and none... Maybe there's some workaround to this, I know that phusion passenger allows deployment to Apache webservers, but I haven't used it, so I don't know about this case (although any day now i'm gonna investigate it)... maybe there's another solution.... anyone??
on 2008-12-02 06:15
Rails would need to be installed. Do you have an .htaccess file that resides in your public_html directory? If so, that file is crucial for getting your app up and running.
on 2008-12-02 07:15
I tried running a Rails app through cPanel a long time ago and gave up because I like to have finer control over everything. If money is not too much of an issue, I think you would be better served by signing up for a VPS from somewhere and then setting up your own virtual server to run the app on if for no other reason than to gain a good understanding for how Rails applications are served to your audience.
on 2008-12-02 12:21
I've been hoping to find a solution to hsphere and cpanel because i have clients that use these already for hosting... i spose i could switch them to a slice of my choosing, but for convenience sake, i'd rather stick with their hosts, so if anyone has anything on this, that would be useful...
on 2008-12-02 13:41
From what I have found, there's very little shared hosts out there (especially the cheap ones) that are framework friendly, whether that's RoR or CakePHP or ... There are some exceptions, but those are usually the hosts that charge a bit more to be able to give customers decent support. We used to deploy wherever our customer wanted, having to contact Mr. John Smith from their host who couldn't even write english properly and answered us using lots of technical vocabulary that didn't even make sense, even though we ran our own dedicated linux servers. Every host was a new surprise and our apps kept on crashing and dumping huge error files. In the end, we just told our customers to bite the bullet, we went for our own dedicated server, set it up, charged them about double what they paid for their own host, provided them with plesk so they could at least make their own e-mail addresses and ever since we have had very happy customers, despite them having to pay a bit more. We haven't had a single complaint and we can tweak the server to our liking. You get what you pay for in the end. On 02 Dec 2008, at 12:20, Nellboy wrote: >> because I like to have finer control over everything. If money is not >> too much of an issue, I think you would be better served by signing >> up >> for a VPS from somewhere and then setting up your own virtual server >> to run the app on if for no other reason than to gain a good >> understanding for how Rails applications are served to your audience. Best regards Peter De Berdt
on 2008-12-02 13:46
I think I must agree with you on this. It's just shared hosting are all about marketing when they said they support rails :-( Yeach the module is there and accessible from cPanel, but Rails can't actually run. *sigh* Any good slice hosting that is recommended anyone? Cheers.
on 2008-12-02 15:18
I've heard good things about Slicehost, http://www.slicehost.com/, and have been thinking about hosting any actual applications there if they ever get too big for my tiny Atom server I am currently running from my apartment's server shelf.
on 2008-12-02 16:19
I can second the recommendation for slicehost. The best 'shared' Rails host I've experienced is http://www.ocssolutions.com/.
on 2008-12-02 16:35
On 2 Dec 2008, at 15:18, John Yerhot wrote: > > I can second the recommendation for slicehost. > > The best 'shared' Rails host I've experienced is http://www.ocssolutions.com/ > . > slicehost have been good to me too, as have linode (although I've never had anything more critical than my blog and a few random experiments). Fred
on 2008-12-02 16:42
Allow me to plug http://www.railscluster.nl (http://en.railscluster.nl for the English site), which is a fully clustered shared hosting solution. It's been designed especially for Rails hosting. -- Roderick van Domburg http://www.nedforce.com
on 2008-12-03 00:31
All my experiences with slicehost have been positive... On Dec 2, 3:42 pm, Roderick van Domburg <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-
on 2008-12-03 00:53
Have been using railsplayground.com and love their support team... Upgraded recently to a reseller account and will probably upgrade one day to a VPS
on 2008-12-03 05:27
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:45 AM, Joshua Partogi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I think I must agree with you on this. It's just shared hosting are > all about marketing when they said they support rails :-( > > Yeach the module is there and accessible from cPanel, but Rails can't > actually run. *sigh* > > Any good slice hosting that is recommended anyone? Joshua, You might give Boxcar a look over as well. We've made this process painless. :-) * http://railsboxcar.com/ Cheers, Robby -- Robby Russell Chief Evangelist, Partner PLANET ARGON, LLC design // development // hosting http://www.planetargon.com/ http://www.robbyonrails.com/ aim: planetargon +1 503 445 2457 +1 877 55 ARGON [toll free] +1 815 642 4068 [fax]