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It's not about setup ease at all. The point of ruby on rails is having an advanced MVC application framework which makes it easy for an experienced developer to quickly and rapidly write an application without having to deal with a lot of the tedious work that's normally associated with developing a web application.
Originally Posted by sesstreets
It's not the RoR books and tutorials that make this assumption, it's ruby on rails itself. It was never designed for a shared hosting environment, as the design was for applications that are big enough to require a dedicated server (or even scale to multiple dedicated servers).
Originally Posted by JoeP
Getting it to work in a shared server environment is, therefore, a very complicated task.
Unfortunately, I've done pretty much all the work I'll be able to do for ruby on rails at bluehost, as tomorrow's my last day here. I'm not sure who will be taking over on the RoR front, but all of the rest of the technical staff are very intelligent guys and I'm sure that ruby support won't suffer without me.
You will be missed! Your participation and responsiveness in this forum have been very much appreciated.
Originally Posted by rando
RoR APP on Bluehost
I was able to deploy my ruby on rails app succesfully to Bluehost.
Deployment went well, I had a few issues when I tried to upload my generated code and I had to back track and use the rails project code generated on my hosting account.
How can I get my rails application to run in the root directory? This help article only describes running it in a subdomain.
Ruby in the main directory
I am having the same problem too with creating a RoR app that can be anywhere other than a subdomain.
You could try using .htaccess to redirect traffic from your root domain to your subdomain.
You can do this by mving your ~/public_html to somewhere else (or just deleting it) and creating a new symlink from railsapp/public to ~/public_html/
Originally Posted by jholland
Apologies for the ignorance
What's a symlink? I think I know what you want me to do, but want to double check before I actually do it.
And will be there a BlueHost tutorial on using Capistrano or SVN X?
Ok. I didn't know if I could delete /public_html
Originally Posted by rando
I'm new to Bluehost but I've been working on RoR for some time. I'm having a bit of trouble getting RoR to work on Bluehost.
I've followed the tutorials to setup and sym-linked my RoR directories accordingly, yet without any success.
The symlink works but it seems the cgi dispatch isn't working quite right. For example, the site does not automatically display the "index.html" file until I manually punch it in, ie. http://xx.xx.xx.xx/~username/index.html. It won't work with just http://xx.xx.xx.xx/~username/. My domain has yet to be transfered so I'm stuck with this address for awhile.
I'm getting 404 error and sometimes 403 errors with this.
I'm thinking my problems are due to dns configurations since my domain hasn't yet been transfered. However, I'm doubtful of this is the issue.
You guys have any suggestions or thoughts?