Ruby on Rails and gems


Ruby on Rails is an open-source web application framework. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created.

RoR runs on Apache CGI.

Version information:
Ruby Version : 1.8.7
Gem Version : 1.3.5
Rails Version : 2.3.5 (may need to request this update)

Currently we have the following modules installed:

actionmailer actionpack actionwebservice
activerecord activesupport gnuplot
mongrel mysql tidy
xml-simple payment rake
bluecloth feedtools htmltools subversion

Additional modules (gems) can be installed by contacting HostGator via live chat, phone, or email to along with your account details.
e.g. Capistrano

VPS and Dedicated servers are less restrictive when requesting/applying modules.

Currently, we are refusing Rails 2.3.8 upgrades on shared servers, since it is broken with Mongrel. A VPS or dedicated server would be required if you want Rails 2.3.8. We are waiting for a new version of Mongrel to come out before we make any further advancements.

eRuby is not supported because Ruby runs as CGI on the shared servers. Additionally, eRuby requires mod_ruby to be installed, which we do not have.

The above is a list of plugins (modules/gems) not actual executable programs. Some of these modules can be installed as programs, but only on dedicated servers, not on shared.

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