I have for a couple of month, changed to Servage from Surftown. You can finde more information about the reason for changing here.

Now I have started programming in Ruby, with Rails as framework.

Servage, is ideal as a hosting firm for webdeveloping in my humble opinion.

Click the read more to get all my tips, and tricks.

Here are my Servage/Rail chips to get quick started:

Webpath to mount your root is yourapp/public.


chmod 755 to the all folders/files in your application

change ownership of: /log /tmp (recusive, to 'webserver')


change the path in yourapp/public/dispatch.cgi|fcgi|rb

to #!/usr/bin/ruby, from your local path.

.htaccess corrections: (to enable fast cgi)
This will enable your application, to use fcgi, with is about x10 faster then normal cgi 

# General Apache options
AddHandler fcgid-script .fcgi
#AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI

# If you don't want Rails to look in certain directories,
# use the following rewrite rules so that Apache won't rewrite certain requests
# Example:
# RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/notrails.*
# RewriteRule .* - [L]

# Redirect all requests not available on the filesystem to Rails
# By default the cgi dispatcher is used which is very slow
# For better performance replace the dispatcher with the fastcgi one
# Example:
#RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]
RewriteEngine On

# If your Rails application is accessed via an Alias directive,
# then you MUST also set the RewriteBase in this htaccess file.
# Example:
# Alias /myrailsapp /path/to/myrailsapp/public
# RewriteBase /myrailsapp

RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]
#RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.cgi [QSA,L]

# In case Rails experiences terminal errors
# Instead of displaying this message you can supply a file here which will be rendered instead
# Example:
# ErrorDocument 500 /500.html

ErrorDocument 500 "<h2>Application error</h2>Rails application failed to start properly"

Programming tips

I would suggest a good ide as development platform.
I use eclipse with the radrails plugin.

Use the following url to add to your source, in eclipse:

Remember that http://www.rubyonrails.org/ is a great place to get information.

If possiable, try to get a svn server running, this will ease your programming developing 


svend gundestrup