I am alex and a newbie of Ruby on Rails. I am using instant rails 1.85 at home pc (window). Could you please kindly tell me how to put my home RoR files to the web server? I have searched lots time on the internet. However, no suitable articles could tell me how exactly i can do. I would be very appreciated it if you could please help me to solve this "silly" questions.
With ruby on rails, if you have any files that aren't created by some form of ruby programming, they'll go in a directory called "public" in your project folder.
Remember though, if you're throwing a lot of non-document/media files in there, Ruby on Rails may not be the best for the task, and just a standard webserver would be better suited. The strength of Ruby On Rails is, in my opinion, the ability to use Ruby in a way to easily created dynamic pages with cool features.
Do you want to put your RoR application on a webserver connected to the internet, or do you want to run the application on your local machine? The latter is easy: just run the webserver included in your Rails application by typing "ruby script/server" in a console window in your project directory. You can open a console window by clicking 'start', click 'run', type "cmd", click 'ok'. Now you have a console window, but it is not in your project directory. You have to type "cd C:/the/path/to/your/project" [enter] first. Then you type "ruby script/server" [enter] and point your browser at 'http://localhost:3000/'. This is how you'd do it on windows with a regular Ruby/Rails installation. I'm not sure if there's an easier way with instantrails...