Will the sky fall down if I install Ruby on Rails?

Warning: this is a dumb question
I have a Linux server
I've heard enough about ROR and want to try out and learn

What will happen if I install ROR?
Will it effect anything else on my server? Like the OS or databases or
something else weird?
How much resources will it use? Does it run all the time or only when
invoked?

Installation seems to be a few command lines - but I'm just a little
cautious as the domains I host on my server are sensitive and must
never go down!!

Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?

Thanks

Omar

Warning: this is a dumb question
I have a Linux server
I've heard enough about ROR and want to try out and learn

What will happen if I install ROR?
Will it effect anything else on my server? Like the OS or databases or
something else weird?
How much resources will it use? Does it run all the time or only when
invoked?

Have you read any of the documentation?

Installation seems to be a few command lines - but I'm just a little
cautious as the domains I host on my server are sensitive and must
never go down!!

Then don't use your server for experimental things. Virtualize.

Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?

Can you copy files to your Linux server?

Sysadmin 101: Don’t build a playground environment for unfamiliar software on any server you can’t afford to reboot every now and then. Install it locally, get familiar with it, and then see if you want to deploy to your production servers.

Or get yourself a cheap VPS and work out the kinks there.

omar.m wrote:


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Also: I have Windows machines
Can my code be transferred with no alterations to my Linux server?
Thanks
Omar

You can transfer RoR applications from a windows system (that has RoR
installed) to a Linux system (that has the same version of RoR
installed) with no problems as long as you use the same database and
web server etc. in both locations. If you do not use the same db and
web server a small amount of reconfiguration may be required. Take a
look at InstantRails for a simple way to host RoR on your Windows
system.

Good Luck

Norm