DIY -> HOW TO make own Rails server [4 dummies]

Hi guyz,

I got idea to build over lazy Christmas period dedicated rails server
for rails just for home use.. so instead wasting that time for trying
maybe somebody can give me a hint what is the easiest.. or quickest
way to make it.

I got old pc(dell laptop with 700Mhz.. and 256 ram.. ) no OS yet ..

any suggestions?

thanks and Marry Christmas, folkz.

Bart

1) grab an ubuntu installation disk
2) install an ubuntu (server flavor) on your box.
3) follow the relevant instructions here :
http://smartic.us/2007/9/4/smarticast-4-rails-rumble-primer
(install apache, ruby, passenger, your favorite dbms, maybe rails)
4) ...
5) profit !

Argh, it is not the screencast I wanted to link... here it is :
http://smartic.us/2008/10/8/rails-rumble-2008-primer

Gabriel Laskar wrote:

Bartosz Wais wrote:

Hi guyz,

I got idea to build over lazy Christmas period dedicated rails server
for rails just for home use.. so instead wasting that time for trying
maybe somebody can give me a hint what is the easiest.. or quickest
way to make it.

I got old pc(dell laptop with 700Mhz.. and 256 ram.. ) no OS yet ..

any suggestions?

thanks and Marry Christmas, folkz.

Easiest is probably to base it on Ubuntu or CentOS.
Most efficient is likely to be Gentoo - given the older hardware that it is.

I think others have already given hints on what can be done. I wonder if the EngineYard image is usable..

Cheers,
Mohit.
12/26/2008 | 10:57 PM.