Archive for March, 2007

Setting up a Ruby on Rails server - Part 3 - Installing MySQL

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Today, I’ll explain how you can install MySQL on a CentOS box. You can use the MySQL version that is already installed on CentOS, but it is old. On my system it was 4.1.20, but I wanted to use the 5 series. So first step is to remove the old one:

yum remove mysql

Add some a [...]

Just a quick Technorati intermezzo

Friday, March 30th, 2007

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Setting up a Ruby on Rails server - Part 2 - install Ruby, Rubygems and Rails

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Installing Ruby and Rubygems on CentOS turned out to be not that simple. First of all you can’t just say ‘yum install ruby’, because there won’t be a version of Ruby higher than 1.8.4 available. So the easiest way to install Ruby is from source. In order to get Ruby and Rubygems running smoothly, you [...]

Setting up a Ruby on Rails server - Part 1

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Developing in Ruby on Rails is easy, but making your application available to the world is a little bit harder. I have managed to do it and many others have and you can find good tutorials all over the internet. I will also try to share my experience with you. And if somebody finds it [...]

How to drive more traffic to your website?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

My first question to you is. How on earth do you get more traffic to your website? What actions do you take to get more people to visit your site? This is what I have done so far:

I have created an informative website Rails Hosting Info, which should make it easier for people to find [...]

WordPress - Rails - Litespeed

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Pretty urls these days are pretty important if you want a decent ranking in Google. In order to get pretty url’s enabled in WordPress, you have to add some rewrite rules. All my WordPress files are located in the /public/blog directory of my Rails project. You shouldn’t add your rewrite rules to .htaccess as is [...]

WordPress installation - Error establishing a database connection

Monday, March 19th, 2007

First post and first complaint. For all of you wondering why I am using a php blog, I would like to say that I looked first at Mephisto. But unfortunately I didn’t manage to get it running So I thought I’ll try the market leader WordPress, that should be fairly easy to install. And [...]