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.
tar xvzf rubygems-0.8.11.tgz
ruby setup.rb all
This step involves execution of
ruby setup.rb with arguments
config / setup / install all together
gem query –local
gem q -L
Listing all installed gems
gem install rails OR # (Enter Y for all dependencies)
gem install rails –include-dependencies
Note: maximum memory a cPanel process can be used must be set to a value greater than 128M (WHM > Server Configuration > Tweak Settings)
Location of Your Ruby Gem on Application(s)
Using Your Ruby Gem(s)
You will need to add /home/username/ruby/gems to the include path. You can do this by adding the following code to your script:
Start And Stop Ruby Application
Once the setup is completed. You can start/stop the application using the Action button on cPanel
Set up a Redirection
The default port appears to be 12001, so the actual URL is: http://domain.com:12001/ ..which loads the app running at: /home/domain/path/to/rails/app/appname http://domain.com/Applnname to http://domain.com:12001/Applnname
You can set up this redirection using a .htaccess file inside the “Applnname” directory.
Here the complete installation process :
- /scripts/installruby (unfortunately it is currently not perfect, no idea why)
- Gem install rails
- Gem install mongrel
- Fastthread isn’t installed (normally you will be asked for fastthread during mongrel installation)
- Gem install fastthread
Don’t forget to open firewall ports 3000 and 12001