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Explosion in Downtown Vancouver Caused Blackout

A transformer located underground on the Richards and Smithe exploded and caught on fire. This cause a major blackout in the Finacial district of downtown Vancouver on Monday July 14th. Unfortunately our colocation was also affected by this.

During the power loss, the UPS kicked in as expected. When the generators came on, it overheated and failed. This is why we lost service to all of servers including our main site.

One of our employees at the downtown field office took these pictures:

Downtown Fire

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Installing Ruby on Rails in Cpanel

cPanel 11 Stage 2 (currently in the most recent RELEASE build) have RoR functionality, including Rails and Gems options on cpanel.

Note: For RoR, Apache must have mod_proxy support.

How To Install Ruby on a cpanel Server


How TO Install And Setup Gems

Ruby Gems are collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in Ruby. You will need to install a Gem before you can use it inside a Ruby program.

Note: Current cpanel version has some bugs or issue with Gem Setup. We may sometimes need to configure Gems and Rails from command line.

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