Ruby on Rails Ubuntu 8.10: Installing Phusion Passenger

Phusion Passenger™ — a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack — makes deployment of Ruby web applications, such as those built on the revolutionary Ruby on Rails web framework, a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself”.

After setting up Ubuntu 8.10 and installing Rails, I executed the following steps to get Passenger installed. Read More »

Ruby on Rails Ubuntu 8.10: Installing Rails

After creating and launching a VirtualMachine on a Vista Host and installing Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, I executed the following steps to configure my Ubuntu server for Ruby on Rails.

After trying (and failing at the implementation of) several other sets of Ubuntu/Rails howto guides, most of my inspiration came from a Ubuntu/Ruby on Rails install guide that actually works. Read More »

Ruby on Rails Ubuntu 8.10: VirtualBox – Vista Host

I was recently coerced into checking out what all the Ruby on Rails hype is about. In reading about Rails, it sounds like trying to get it to run with IIS is probably not the best idea. So I’ve taken the leap to setting up a virtual machine running Ubuntu 8.10 Server.

Being strictly a .NET developer for the last 8 years, I know practically nothing of the *NIX environment, LAMP stack or anything else that doesn’t come with Windows Update. So, everything here must be taken with a grain of salt, as I am well out of my comfort zone. Read More »

How to Install WordPress on MediaTemple (gs)

After successfully trying the 1-Click Applications installer offered by the MediaTemple (gs) control panel, I decided I would rather know what was going on behind the scenes…not to mention that they have all sorts of warnings saying “DO NOT(!) use the one-click installer to upgrade any…yada yada yada or we will torture small animals to scare you…yadda yadda.”

Although it was a very straightforward process, after having stepped my way through the manual install, I felt inclined to record my paces. Read More »