How to get server access?

I’m not getting anywhere with the install; I keep having problems (see thread above). Would either @orodio or @cpradio care to chime in?

Unfortunately, I know very little about Ruby :frowning: I’m just learning it myself. @orodio asleep right now, he is on a way different time schedule than the rest of us, so when he awakes, he’ll probably get you some help.

:wink: also that book I linked goes through deploying a rails app to Heroku :wink: I believe the first section of the book is called “From Zero To Deploy” or something like that.


Oh, good; I’ll take a look. Thanks again! :slight_smile:

Well, I belatedly thought to check the T & C for the offer, and it turns out that you can’t use any of New Relic’s partners for the install. Heroku is one of their partners; hence, I can’t use it. :frowning:

Bummer! I was getting so close, too. :frowning:

I know I’m a bit late to the party, but why not use Amazon Web Services and use the free tier?


Thanks, David. Unfortunately, AWS is one of New Relic’s partners also, so I can’t use them. :frowning:

I suppose some of the other, non-partnered, developer platforms could be used, but they lack the handy-dandy “Deploy to Heroku” one-click button. :smile: So I’d have to go through a full, manual install of whatever software I choose, which, I’m finding, is a bit beyond my level at this time. So I’m pulling back and thinking about next steps…

OpenShift? And why are you tied specifically to Heroku?

I’m not; that’s just what was originally suggested to me, and I didn’t know about other services. Also, it has the advantage of the one-click “deploy to Heroku” button, which simplifies matters tremendously. But since the deadline is later than I originally thought, I may have time to play with another service. I’ll check out OpenShift; thanks. :slight_smile:

Why not bypass all of that and if you’re on a Mac or a Linux box, just install MAMP or LAMP then install New Relic to track it. Setup a simple PHP website like Wordpress and navigate it locally.

That might do what you need for learning Ruby, that would leave you free to not having to worry about installation of a Ruby server until nearer to when you’re ready to deploy an app. According to the read me it has:

Ruby 2.1.5

  • RubyGems 1.8.12
  • Rails 4.1.7
  • ImageMagick 6.7.5
  • Subversion 1.8.8
  • SQLite
  • MySQL 5.5.40
  • Apache 2.4.10
  • PHP 5.4.34
  • Git 1.9.0
  • Nginx 1.6.2
  • Sphinx 2.0.4
  • DevKit (Windows only)
  • AWS SDK for Ruby
  • RVM @@BITROCK_RVM_VERSION@@ (Linux and OS X only)

Would that be a valid entry into the competition he was asking about?
The wording is “Deploy an app with New Relic” I believe.

Yes, and unless it gets extended time is running short.

Deploy New Relic before December 31st and you’ll get a free year of access to Learnable, including unlimited downloads of books and video courses.