I've decided to host with textdrive because they support rails. I found textdrive by browsing around some tags on de.icio.us and trying to find the most popular links. Not terribly scientific; I'll let you know my experience with textdrive soon.
First off, there are a bunch of good tutorials on how to get started with rails; even some that specifically address setup on a mac.
My main reason for blogging the experience was that I had problems with the setup. So here's some tips:
- After you've installed ruby, it may not be enough to set your path so that your new version (1.8.x) of ruby is found by default. Instead,
mv /usr/bin/rubyout of the way, and
ln -s /usr/local/bin/ruby /usr/bin/ruby
- When installing gem,
sudo ruby setup.rb all- make sure you add the
allparameter. Some of the docs don't include it and then you get complaints from the setup util.
I also couldn't remember how to get apache up and running. O'Reilly has a good series on web serving from a mac.
So far so good. I got through most of the rails tutorial and have a lame site running on my mac. I figured I take a detour though and read up a little bit on ruby.