I am wanting to redo our company website in rails ( it now uses php ).
I have the Agile book on the way here from Amazon. I am really new at
this, and had a couple of questions.
First off, we run three websites off of our apache server at work (
debian linux ). I know that ror can use apache instead of webbrick as a
server. Is it possible to run more than one rails app from one server
using virtual hosting (name based).
Next. We do a lot of intense graphing apps that are written in php
using a class called JpGraph. How well do rails and php play together ?
or would it be worth it to use a ruby charting and graphing app ?
lastly, I know that there are certain conventions that rails looks for
in how it uses a database. Our tables follow none of these. Would i
have to restructure my SQL tables to make use of rails? I mean, i know
that i can follow our own conventions ( which stink ) but will that
prove a configuration nightmare ? Would it be best to just restructure
everything according to rails conventions ?
I guess thats it. The reason i want to use rails is because I have just
started getting into ruby, and rails looks like a really cool way to
handle our web front end. Many many of our scripts that we use to run
the site now are php and need to be revamped anyway. I started building
the site about a year ago whilst learning php.
Anyway, please, any tips would be greatly appreciated.