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Can someone explain the true landscape of Rails vs PHP deployment, particularly within the context of Reseller-based web hosting (e.g., Hostgator)?

Currently, I have a reseller account with the company HostGator. I design websites, which up until now have occasionally been wrapped in Wordpress CMSs and the like (PHP applications). I then sell ...
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To WWW or not to WWW

I'm getting ready to deploy my Rails app. Currently whether you browse to it using www.domain.com or just domain.com you get the same site. I'm pretty new at this, so I'm looking for some wisdom from ...
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PHP framework to use on GoDaddy host with no shell access

I'm a Ruby-on-Rails developer but am trying to develop a site to run on a GoDaddy Economy hosting account. This means I don't have Ruby and Rails available so I've decided to go with PHP 5 since the ...
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Installing Ruby on Rails without access to command line

I'm VERY new to this whole web dev thing but I can program and I liked Ruby when I used it before. Now, I've got web hosting and a domain and a site on there that's currently ran under Joomla but I'...
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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How can I allow search engines to index my invite only website in ruby on rails?

I have a ruby on rails website that will be in invite-only mode for the next couple of months. Currently I have it set up so visits to any page performs an authentication: before_filter :authenticate,...
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What is the best and cheapest CMS for an E-Commerce site?

My client needs a site customers can use to pay the membership fees and join. It should also track when old members need to pay again. There are some members that will not want to pay online and they ...
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Recaptcha statistics

Of late recaptcha images have become excessively difficult to decipher. Is there any way to get analytics on unsuccessful attempts before a successful one for your website? I'm pretty certain the ...
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Hidden form and SEO

I'm using hidden forms, to collects some statistics. Will it have any penalty from search engines ? Update 1: I'm collecting some statistics, based on user interaction with my website. For example, ...
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Free open source feature request web site platform?

I am looking for a web platform where people can submit feature requests for software. Visitors should be able to up-vote feature requests, in order for software developers to see the most popular ...
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Google webmaster Verification failed

I have a site created by Ruby on Rails. I had successfully verified the site with Google Webmaster Tools some months ago. However, recently Webmaster Tools has been asking me to verify my site. I ...
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Everything needed to run a high-traffic web site

I'm an experienced front-end web developer, while my back-end experience has occurred only within the context of Drupal. Basically, the deeper things go into the back end, the more inexperienced I am. ...
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Why does Google report a soft 404 when I redirect to the signup page?

In the last month, I've got an increased number of "soft 404" errors reported by Google webmaster tools which actually work well for users. Configuration (maybe useless): I have a website built ...
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what redirect do i use?

I have a hosted rails application that gives every account a sub domain eg company.hosted_site.com I have pointed our customers own domain to their subdomain via a A record and a cname so it looks ...
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Custom Heroku Domain redirecting to random website

I'm helping a friend out with her Rails App, and this morning the custom domain started automatically redirecting to freelancer.com instead of the App. The automatically created Heroku subdomain, i.e. ...
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How to filter GET requests with Nginx, keep getting 504 after [GET] “/manager/html”

I was recently unable to reach my website, receiving a 504 time-out error instead. I checked the logs and found a GET request for /manager/html. I realize this was a failed attempt to reach a control ...
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How to register a domain for a beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to register a domain for a beginner? I've never registered a .com , .net like domain before, and I would like to do some research before doing so. I currently have a ...
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Web hosting options for Ruby on Rails applications

What hosting options exist for Rails applications? The goal of this community wiki question is to get a feel for: what options are available advantages/disadvantages/cost of each overall opinion of ...
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Testing the application

We are nearing finish of the web application done in RoR (it is Social website). I am not RoR person, I am just JS/Jquery side. All of us do not have much experience with big applications, and this ...
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Tracking an e-commerce conversion with Google Analytics - Analytics.js

I'm running a Rails (Ruby on Rails) app and want to start collecting e-commerce conversion data. I have Google Analytics installed on a local server (development environment), and I am able to see the ...
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Internationalization using subfolders

I'm internationalizing a Rails application using their standard i18n gem. I've set it up so that the language appears as a subfolder in the URL, ex. www.mysite.com/en, www.mysite.com/zh, www.mysite....
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How to make sure content of iframes get properly indexed along with the stem webpage

I'm having a webpage (a stem URL) with several iframes inside it with slightly differing src. It's like a @book has_many :pages and each page is an iframe with serially increasing page_no. How should ...
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Suggestions on Website Development [closed]

I am a novice programmer in Website development. Just to get some experience, I am interested to try the following things: Have my own personal website Build some Ruby on Rails project for Web ...
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Speed up Heroku (small) app

I want to speed up my Heroku app, should I add an extra Dyno or the first Worker? Thanks.
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Help deploying using Capistrano to HostGator

My company uses HostGator to host our web sites, and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out what my final steps are to get a functioning RoR app up there. I've got all the way up to configuring ...
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My site crashes Internet Explorer!

When I try to open my site on IE (development, environment, or online), it crashes every time. This is my server readout upon entering the home page (it actually crashes on any page view after this): ...
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Can front end code cause an application error in a CMS user interface?

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question, but here it goes. I'm using a Ruby based CMS (which shall remain nameless) which has been throwing an application error when I try to ...
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Can't get heroku site updated on custom domain

I have hosayif.com registered at GoDaddy, and I set up a cname for rails.hosayif.com to point to my heroku app at sharp-meadow-6535.herokuapp.com. I set this up with a previous app, and it worked. I ...
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Migrating Ruby on Rails website to new server (Linux)

I have an existing website that is a Ruby on Rails project. I have another server I need to transfer the existing website too. The server I wish to transfer too was originally hosting the website so ...
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SSL is not enabled in Heroku

Since Heroku has integrated the piggybank_ssl addon by default, trying: heroku addons:add piggyback_ssl or heroku addons:add ssl:piggyback results in: ! This add-on is now a standard ...
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Ruby on Rails and HTML created websites

My question is simply this: If I use Dreamweaver to create the website layout, but I need to use Ruby on Rails software to create a webservice (SSH included) will the HTML and Ruby conflict with each ...
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SMTP server to deliver mail to Rails app, how?

all, this is my first question and I hope I chose the right place to post it. Here's what I need help with: I've been looking for this all day and I'm having a hard time finding a SMTP mail server ...
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Yahoo media player not working with Ruby on rails

I have a yahoo media player embedded in my webpage. I am currently using Ruby on Rails to create/edit my web page. When i click the play button next to a track the YMP waits a while and then goes to ...
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Running into problems hosting a website on Heroku

I'm starting to learn more on the back-end scale of programming. Recently I started up Heroku for the second or third time. This time I actually installed the Git update to my Mac and installed ...
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502 Bad, Gateway Ruby on Rails [closed]

Our website is currently down(hosted on Digital Ocean) with error code "502 Bad Gateway" and our web developer is currently out on Vacation. I am just an IT person on our network and I don't have web ...
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Alternative to Ebay Open Source [duplicate]

I'm looking for an auctioneering cms which is basically a copy of Ebay, but just more modern and open source. I would love it if it would already have a connector to a Big Data DB like Hadoop. Does ...
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Index file not loading automatically for Alias in Virtual Host

I have the following virtual host setup: RailsBaseURI / <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName mydomain DocumentRoot /usr/share/redmine/public Alias /evaluation /home/user/evaluation/ ...
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Perl script rendered in browser as code through symlink - fine when accessed directly

I have a Rails 4 app that has some views that post to Perl cgi scripts. The perl scripts are accessed via a symbolic link to a folder called "cgi-bin". When I navigate to a perl script through the ...
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Advice scaling website [duplicate]

We could use advice on a scaling/ops issue. We have a simple website that runs on Rails 3.2.12 and uses MongoMapper instead of ActiveRecord. There is one database call that sporadically performs ...
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Guide to migrating live Ubuntu server [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a good guide for migrating from one Ubuntu server to another. I am going to move the home of my live ruby on rails application and I need to have as little down time as possible, ...
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is it possible to use photobucket api in my rails application for twitter [closed]

I am wondering if its possible to use photobucket api in my rails twitter application to upload photos. is there any gem to do this or i need to do it by digging through Photobucket? Please suggest.
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What are the required skills to bulid a online book editor? [closed]

I want to build a website for a printing company. My plan for this website is to offer a online book editor system for users to upload photos, choose the layout, type some text, put some stamp or ...
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Hosting rails sites; vps or shared, and how much ram? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have 3 rails sites to launch, all of which are fairly small and consisting of a custom cms, one with an online store, ...
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What every beginner should know about website development? [closed]

I am a novice at building websites and considering to make one. But I'm very confused right now. I guess every beginner faces issues getting started. Some questions that have come up are: I have an ...
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Recomendation of Ruby on Rails hosting [duplicate]

Duplicate: Web hosting options for Ruby on Rails applications Hi, We're looking for a good Ruby on Rails hosting. Basically we need the following features: Unlimited disk space and monthly ...
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Ruby on Rails - Passenger Nginx - 403 Forbidden

I've been searching for an answer for a long time now so I'll just try here... I'm trying to get an Ruby on Rails application running with passenger and nginx but I'm getting 403 forbidden when I'm ...
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How to manage a site trying out different technologies?

I'm a complete newbie to web hosting. I only have programming skills, but I'd like to acquire a domain. Then I'd even like to have the chance to manage different technologies for hosting web sites ...
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Segment subdomains with Google Analytics?

So, when a website has multiple subdomains: www.example.com foo.example.com bar.example.com What is the best way to use Google Analytics to segment the data? I would prefer have access to 'All Data'...
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Linux Mint 15 + Rails with Apache/Passenger

I am only beginner and try to understand how to configure apach web-server for my RubyOnRails app. I have linux, installed apache2, passenger and apache2-module for passenger. While installing i got ...
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Restricting crawler activity to certain directories with robots.txt

I would like to use robots.txt to prevent indexing of some parts of my website. I want search engines to index only the / directory and not search inside my controllers. In my robots.txt, I have this:...