You can perform the following actions on applications in the Ruby on Rails Applications table:
- To redirect to an application's Rails server, click URL.
- To run an application, click Run.
- To stop an application, click Stop.
- To load an application when the server boots, select the Load on Boot? checkbox.
- To toggle an application between a production or development environment, select or deselect the Production checkbox.
- To delete an application, click Delete.
Create a Rewrite
Because Ruby on Rails uses its own server and does not respond on the standard HTTP port number
80, you must specify the port where site visitors can access your Ruby on Rails application (for example,
- Ruby application port numbers increment automatically with every new application. If you are on a shared server, the system assigns the next available port number to your application.
- Your first application will not necessarily run on port
To configure Ruby to respond without the need for visitors to specify a port number, create a rewrite.
To configure a rewrite, perform the following steps:
- In the Create A Rewrite table, click Create Rewrite for the appropriate application
- From the menu, select the domain, subdomain, or addon domain on which you wish to run your Ruby application.
- To run the application from a new page within your domain, enter the page name that you wish to use in the available text box.
- Click Save.
You can perform the following actions in the Current Rewrites table:
- To change an application path name, enter the path name in the text box.
- To save an application rewrite, click Save.
- To delete an application rewrite, click Delete.
Additional applications and rewrites
To run multiple Ruby applications, you must configure additional ports to respond with Ruby on Rails and, if necessary, additional rewrites to disguise the port change.
- To add additional Rails applications, follow the steps in the Create a Ruby on Rails application section.
The new application will respond on the next available port number (for example, if your first application runs on port
12001, the second may run on port
Ruby application port numbers increment automatically with every new application. If you are on a shared server, the system assigns the next available port number to your application. Also, your applications' port numbers may not be consecutive.
To configure an additional rewrite, follow the steps in the Create a Rewrite section.
You will need to use a new domain, addon domain, subdomain, or page (for example,
example.com/RubyApplication) for the rewrite.
You cannot configure two Ruby applications to respond on the same domain, subdomain, addon domain, or page.
Note for resellers and web hosts
You can limit the number of Rails applications that your customers can install in WHM's Modify an Account interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Modify An Account). Perform the following steps to set the maximum number of Rails applications:
- Click the domain name that you wish to limit.
- In the Max Mongrel instances (Ruby on Rails) text box, enter the maximum number of Rails applications that you wish to allow your customers to install.
- Click Save.