Using Passenger with cPanel on CentOS 7

Phusion Passenger is a web application server that can run Ruby, Node.js, and Python applications on your webserver. It integrates with both Apache and Nginx to serve content to your visitors. Historically, this application was difficult to integrate with cPanel servers, which would combine the power of Ruby applications with the ease of management that cPanel provides, but recent advancements make setting up your Passenger module very simple. This easy walkthrough will show you how to add Passenger, Apache mod_passenger, and the supporting Ruby installation to cPanel. Continue reading “Using Passenger with cPanel on CentOS 7”

How To: Update Ruby On Rails (to Fix a Security Vulnerability)

Ruby on Rails has of this writing released patches for a critical security vulnerability affecting nearly all versions of Rails. It is critical that your Rails applications be updated to one of the following versions:

  • 3.2.11
  • 3.1.10
  • 3.0.10
  • 2.3.15

If you have a cPanel server, make sure you have cPanel’s daily updates running. cPanel versions 11.35.0.4, 11.34.1.7, 11.32.5.18, and 11.30.7.6 include the updated versions of Rails. If you are running Rails on a core-managed server, you will need to update Rails yourself. Here’s how.
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