How to set up an environment for the Ruby on Rails application
Ruby on Rails is a free web application framework for the Ruby programming language. It is often referred to as 'Rails' or 'RoR'. It is intended to be used with the Agile development methodology, which is often used by web developers for its suitability for short, client-driven projects.
We support RoR with our Stellar Plus, Stellar Business and Reseller packages (and old Professional, Ultimate, Business and Reseller packages). The following versions are working on our servers: Ruby – 1.8.7, Rails – 2.3.18. You can set up your environment for your Ruby on Rails application in cPanel in the following way:
2. Fill in the corresponding fields:
Then, click on Create:
- App Name - enter your application's name.
- Application Path - enter the application path for the app.
- Environment - here you may select the type of RoR environment that you prefer.NOTE: If you set an application path in your public_html/ directory, anyone on the web can view your source code and configuration files.
- Load on Boot? - is useful if you wish to load the app when the server boots.
Now you can perform the following actions on applications:
- To redirect to an application's RoR server, click URL.
- To run an application, click Run.
- To stop an application, click Stop.
- To load an application when the server boots, select the Load on Boot? checkbox.
- To toggle an application between a production and development environment, select or clear the Production checkbox.
- To delete an application, click Delete.
How to create a Rewrite
The RoR app uses its own server and does not respond to the standard HTTP port 80. Therefore, you’ll need to specify the port where website visitors can access your RoR application or configure it to respond without the need for your visitors to specify a port number.
To configure a rewrite, perform the following steps:
1. In the Ruby on Rails
menu >> the Create A Rewrite
section, click +Create Rewrite
for the newly-created application:
2. On the next page, select the domain name, subdomain, or addon domain name on which you wish to run your Ruby application.
To run the application from a new page within your domain name, enter the page name that you wish to use in the URL field.
3. Now you may see the actual app URL in the Current Rewrites
If you wish to change the application path, enter a new one in the corresponding field and click Save
To delete the rewrite, choose Delete.
Once the App Status is changed to Running, open the application URL in your browser. You will see the RoR welcome message:
The environment for your Ruby on Rails application is set up. Feel free to deploy your application now.
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