Ruby on Rails - Web Application Framework


 

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Ruby-on-Rails web application framework

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. Written in Ruby, Rails lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration. The result is a web framework that allows you to transition from idea to implementation in a very short period of time.

 

Ruby on Rails

 

Core Features:

  • Base Operating System: Debian GNU.
  • Secure and easy to maintain: Auto-updated daily with latest Debian security patches. Optional monitoring and email notification of system alerts.
  • 1-click backup and restore: smart backup and data migration software saves changes to files, databases and package management to encrypted storage which a system can be automatically restored from.
  • Dynamic DNS: Associates your IP with a custom domain.
  • Logical Volume Management: Instead of installing to a fixed size partition, a Logical Volume is first created by default, and this may later be expanded, even across multiple physical devices.
  • AJAX web shell (Web CLI): secure command line access from any web browser.
  • Web management interface (WebUI) (Webmin):
    • Listens on port 12321 (uses SSL).
    • Modern responsive theme: 'Authentic'.
    • Network modules:
      • Firewall configuration (with example configuration).
      • Network configuration.
    • System modules:
      • Backup and migration (TKLBAM).
      • Configure time, date and timezone.
      • Configure users and groups.
      • Manage software packages.
      • Change passwords.
      • System logs.
    • Tool modules:
      • Text editor.
      • Shell commands (note not proper interactive shell).
      • Simple file upload/download.
      • File manager (HTML5).
      • Custom commands.
    • Hardware modules:
      • Partitions on local disks.
      • Logical volume management.
  • Simple configuration console (cli):
    • Displays basic usage information.
    • Configure networking.
    • Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates.
    • Mail SMTP relay setup.
    • Proxy settings.
    • Region and timezone.
    • Other global system settings.
  • First boot initialization:
    • Prompt user for passwords.
    • Regenerates SSL and SSH cryptographic keys.
    • Installs latest security updates, unless user chooses to defer this for later.
  • Command line power tools
    • Smart, programmable bash shell completion: helps you get more done with fewer keystrokes.
    • Support for $HOME/.bashrc.d shell hooks
    • Persistent environment variables (see $HOME/.bashrc.d/penv):
      penv-set pydoc /usr/share/doc/python2.7/html
      exit
      # later...
      cd $pydoc
      
  • Automatic time synchronization with NTP

 

Distribution Features:

  • SSL support out of the box
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, and MySQL.
  • Uses Ruby Enterprise for improved performance and memory utilization
  • Ruby on Rails configuration
    • Deployment via Phusion Passenger for Apache (mod_rails)
    • Preconfigured example Rails application located at /var/www/railsapp
    • MySQL databases setup for production, development and testing.
  • RubyGems package manager installed from upstream tarball
    • APT and RubyGems are both package management systems and may potentially conflict.
    • We recommend using RubyGems for managing Rails components (called gems), and APT for everything else.
    • Essential build packages (build-essentials) are included to aid in building gems.

Upgrading RubyGems itself and Rails components (gems):

gem update --system
gem update

webmin

See the Ruby on Rails docs for further details.

Credentials (passwords set at first boot)
  • Webmin, SSH, and MySQL: username root
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