Ruby on Rails on 1and1 shared linux hosting

Can’t be done as far as I can tell.

But here are the steps I tried after trying many tutorials.

#install ruby
mkdir ~/bin/ruby
cd ~/bin/ruby
wget <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
tar -zxvf ruby-1.8.5.tar.gz
cd ruby-1.8.5
./configure prefix=~/bin/ruby
#replace ext/openssl/ossl.h with updated version.
#refer to:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
wget <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
patch ext/openssl/ossl.h  rubyossl.patch
make install
export PATH=~/bin/ruby/bin:$PATH

#install rubygems
wget <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
tar -xzvf rubygems-0.9.0.tgz
cd rubygems-0.9.0
ruby setup.rb
#ruby setup.rb config --prefix=~/rubygems
#ruby setup.rb setup
#ruby setup.rb install

#install rails and necessary gems for rails
gem install mysql #choose option 3
gem install fcgi
gem install rails --include-dependencies

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Plus, I setup mongrel and everything. Still no love.

Big waste of time. Much better to find a host who supports ROR and pay them separately for development environment. I love my 250GB on 1and1.

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4 Responses to Ruby on Rails on 1and1 shared linux hosting

  1. joe says:

    well ur time wasted is my time saved…. thanks for sharing and saving me from finding out the hard way… they are a great host i’m sure with time it will be standard…

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  3. Ed says:

    Wow, my comment spam had gotten to 2500+ before I got a spam detector plugin really working. I’ve switched all my development to Dreamhost because they support Ruby on Rails and a boatload of other languages and packages out of the box. Plus you get more space, bandwidth, etc.

  4. Aaron says:

    Thanks for trying to get this working and telling us that its impossible. Appreciate the headsup.

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