- cPanel Technical Support doesn't provide assistance with the steps in this document. We are not responsible for any data loss.
- We recommend that only experienced users perform these steps.
- Before you begin, your hosting provider must enable the feature and install some EasyApache 4 RPMs.
This document describes how to install a Sinatra web application. You can use Sinatra to quickly create web applications on the Ruby platform. Then, you can register them in cPanel's Application Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Application Manager).
- We recommend that you perform the steps in this document via the command line as a cPanel user unless otherwise specified.
- You can also use cPanel's Terminal interface ( cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> Terminal) to perform these steps in cPanel & WHM version 72 and later.
To use this feature, the cPanel account must possess compiler access in WHM's Compiler Access interface (WHM >> Home >> Security Center >> Compiler Access). If the account does not possess compiler access, the system will return an error similar to the following message:
- For more information, read Sinatra's documentation.
Install the sinatra gem.
To install the
sinatra Ruby gem, run the following command:
If you do not wish to use the
scl utility, perform the following steps to install the
sinatra Ruby gem:
SSH in to your cPanel account.
Add the following line to the
rcfile (for example,
Log out of your session and then SSH in again.
- Run the
gem install sinatracommand.
Create the application's directory path.
After you install the
sinatra Ruby gem, create the application's directory path, relative to your home directory. For example:
Create the application's Ruby files.
After you create the application's directory path, add the Ruby application file. To do this, perform the following steps:
- Navigate to the application's directory.
app.rbfile and add the code for the application to execute. For example:
For more information about how to add processes to the
app.rbfile, read Sinatra's documentation.
config.rbfile with the following content:
- This step requires
root-level permissions on the server.
- This step is optional. UAPI's
PassengerApps::register_applicationfunction restarts Apache, but it may not do this immediately.
After you create the application's Apache configuration file, restart Apache. To do this, run the following command as the
After Apache restarts, you can access the application in cPanel's Application Manager interface (cPanel >> Home >> Software >> Application Manager).