HOW TO: Setting up rails for "shared hosting" on a dedicated box. . .?

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Mon Jul 23 13:59:17 UTC 2007

On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 22:07:43 -0400
Michael Williams <gberz3 at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> A partner and I recently purchased a dedicated FreeBSD box.  We're  
> currently using Plesk (blech!) to manage client domains and such.   
> I'm curious though as to what the best (most manageable) setup/ 
> configuration is for supporting Rails for each of our clients.   
> Basically we want to be our own Shared Hosting Rails Provider (for  
> lack of a more appropriate phrase) and need to figure out the best  
> server configuration.  Just a bit of an FYI, everything is already  
> running on Apache2 so I'd need to share Apache2 among all programs  
> (e.g. svn, rails, etc);  as opposed to splitting tasks between Apache  
> and Apache2.
> If you could point me in the right direction it would be most  
> appreciated.

Hi Michael,
have a quick search on the web - there are several pages with explanations on
how other people has done it. Don't worry too much if the page says Linux
variant x, y or z - most of the software used should work on FreeBSD - just
check the software's pages ....they may even be in ports (like lighty,etc)...

good luck :)

{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome

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