I can't get eruby working on my godaddy hosted site. It might be an htaccess issue.

Posted on 2006-04-18
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I just signed up for godaddy hosting. I can see files with the extension .html, and they are rendered correctly, but any file that ends .rhtml is displayed as straight text. I'm not too sure how to enable ruby (specifically eruby) but godaddy does offer rails hosting on its deluxe linux package, which I have, so I presumed eruby would work.

This may be an htaccess thing, or I may have to move directories, I'm not too sure.

I saved two identical files, and you can see them here: lonelyipod.com/test.rhtml lonelyipod.com/test.html

I have an .htaccess file in my root directory, but it is empty.

The winner of the points is the one who can help me get test.rhtml displaying properly.


Reference info:
Go Daddy's hosting page: https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp?se=%2B&ci=260
Question by:stoniergrunow
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Thanks - I have created a directory test using the godaddy cgi ruby tools, and within it a public directory, so my files are now at

lonelyipod.com/testroot.html ____________(doesn't interpret eruby)
lonelyipod.com/test.rhtml ______________(doesn't render html, thinks rhtml is a text file)
lonelyipod.com/test/public/test2.html _____(not visible - 404 page not found)

the text for the godaddy generated htaccess file is lonelyipod.com/test/.htaccess is

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule !/public/dispatch.cgi  [F]

the /.htaccess file is still blank.

Still not too sure what to do.


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This has been largely resolved. As I understand it, rhtml files can either be handled by a rails application or by using mod_ruby to allow eruby parsing of html. GoDaddy does not support eruby so single, stand-alone rhtml files (used much like .php files) do not work on their servers. Presumably a full rails app will work, but I haven't tried it.

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