Install Ruby on Rails with Apache and Passenger on CentOS 6
In one of our previous tutorials, we have shown how you can install Ruby on Rails with Nginx and Passenger on a Debian VPS. In this article we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails with Apache and Passenger on a CentOS VPS.
Firts, lets create a new sudo user
adduser newUser passwd newUser usermod -G wheel newUser
Run visudo and uncomment the following line
%wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL
Switch to the new user
Update the system and install apache
sudo yum -y update sudo yum -y install curl curl-devel httpd-devel httpd mod_ssl
Install the latest Ruby version using RVM
sudo curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby
To verify everything is done correctly, use the command “ruby -v”.
The output should be similar to the following:
# ruby --version ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27 revision 41674) [i686-linux]
Install Rails and Passenger
gem install rails passenger
Install Passenger for Apache
After finishing, the installer will print a message similar to the following:
LoadModule passenger_module /home/newUser/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p247/gems/passenger-4.0.10/buildout/apache2/mod_passenger.so PassengerRoot /home/newUser/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p247/gems/passenger-4.0.10 PassengerDefaultRuby /home/newUser/.rvm/wrappers/ruby-2.0.0-p247/ruby
Create a new passenger.conf file with the lines above.
sudo vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/passenger.conf
Create a directory for your rails application
mkdir -p ~/my_rails_app
Create a new virtual host for your application.
Open the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file and uncomment the following line
At the end of the file, add
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com DocumentRoot /home/newUser/my_rails_app/public <Directory /home/newUser/my_rails_app/public> AllowOverride all Options -MultiViews </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/my_rails_app_error.log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/my_rails_app_access.log common </VirtualHost>
Restart apache for the changes to take effect
sudo /etc/init.d/httpd restart
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