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Setting up a rails server

04 May

If this is any harder than setting up my wordpress server I might have to give up. I’ve been hearing more and more people raving about Ruby on Rails so my curiosity has gotten the best of me. I have an instruction book, an unused computer and some free time.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RubyOnRails I started reading the configurations necessary to setup rails on ubuntu but fortunately didn’t skip over the easy button.

http://www.turnkeylinux.org/download?file=turnkey-rails-11.1-lucid-x86.iso

The turnkey iso was remarkably simple. There is also a vm appliance available for those of you without extra hardware. In about 45 minutes I read some instructions, burned the install cd and was done with the server setup. I set a static IP from the console and went upstairs. By browsing to the computer’s IP address I could use Shell in A Box… no need for putty. I just starred at webmin in amazement for a minute and now I am off to attempt to do some actual coding.

http://fuelyourcoding.com/creating-your-first-ruby-on-rails-application-from-scratch/

To modify the files in this demo I used WinSCP from my windows machine and Shell in a Box to execute the commands. Then I just had to modify some router settings to forward the port 81 traffic to 3000 on my rails box.

http://dustinandmandy.dyndns-home.com:81/

I’m looking forward to making something good looking and useful in Ruby on Rails. My initial skepticism has faded and I will sleep much better knowing I didn’t give up on this challenge.

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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Network Admin

 

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