Topic: Instant Rails Apache Newbe is drowning ... help

In the past 14 years, I've written thousands of web pages, but didn't start using Server Side Includes about three years ago. Have always had to move everything to an off-site server to test. Ugh!

Someone told me about Instant Rails, and that it included Apache.  So, using an unused partition on one of my hard drives, I installed IR (on my Windows/XP Home, SP2, latest patches, machine).

The installation created a directory "InstantRails" with 11 subdirectories, one of which was "www" ... so I put a folder of test files in there, and added a small "include" file: <!--#include virtual="special-text.html" -->

Alas, it doesn't resolve.

For what it is worth, the Server Root is specified in the httpd.config file as ServerRoot "${path}/apache"

Help !!

Re: Instant Rails Apache Newbe is drowning ... help

If you don't want to use Rails at all then use something like XAAMP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html)

Re: Instant Rails Apache Newbe is drowning ... help

Thanks for the suggestion ... I installed (actually, just unzipped the files) XXAMP and it worked right off the bat ...

Re: Instant Rails Apache Newbe is drowning ... help

MMmm can you give me some information on this. I thought XAMP is just a php mysql apache bundle?

Re: Instant Rails Apache Newbe is drowning ... help

It is - the OP didn't want to use Rails so XAAMP was a better choice than instant rails.

If you want to use rails either install Ruby and Rails yourself (very simply to do) or use Instant Rails