Ruby on Rails Web-App Framework

Do you offer Ruby on Rails?

The popular Ruby On Rails web framework is a great option for building and maintaining a dynamic or static website. Ruby is now installed by default on our Ruby Hosting and Shared Hosting plans.

If you are on a VPS or dedicated server you can contact technical support to request an installation. Please note that software installations outside the initial server setup may carry a one-time installation fee.

This article provides further information about the Rails framework and how you can use it at InMotion Hosting.

Ruby On Rails Support At InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting does support Ruby On Rails applications in cPanel. Likewise, if you have a VPS plan, you can install and configure whatever version of Ruby, and the Rails framework, your app requires.

What Can I Do With The Ruby Programming Language?

Ruby is a powerful interpreted language. “Interpreted” means it uses an executable file (coded in C) to translate your code and produce the desired output. This means you can skip the compilation phase, which in some cases means you can code apps more quickly and easily. The Ruby program itself, which allows Ruby apps to run, is present in most popular operating systems, using Mac OS and various Linux distributions. This wide level of support makes Ruby a highly popular language to learn.

What Is Ruby On Rails Programming Language Used For?

Ruby on Rails is a web-app framework. Built on the Ruby programming language, Rails provides unique support and libraries specifically designed for building powerful web applications. According to the Rails website, popular apps such as Basecamp, Coinbase, Kickstarter, Zendesk, and many more, use the framework.

If you are planning on learning a web framework it is recommended that you start by developing a strong foundation in the underlying language: in this case Ruby itself. In terms of web frameworks, it is also a good idea to have a solid grasps on web languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

How To Learn Ruby On Rails Programming Language

If you are interested in learning the Rails framework there are many resources available. You can start for free by reading the guides provided by Rails and augment your knowledge by following tutorials on websites like YouTube. There are also educational websites like Codecademy, which provide self-guided learning resources. There are also coding bootcamps, in which you can enroll in a condensed, fast-paced course designed to teach you everything you need to know and even provide career planning resources.

Is Ruby Programming Language Easy To Learn?

Compared to lower level programming languages such as Assembly and C++, interpreted languages like Ruby are considered generally easier to learn. They are also faster, because you can skip the compilation phase. There is also some debate and variance among different compilers and development frameworks for more advanced languages. For Ruby learners, all you need to do is make sure you are using the correct Ruby version and you are good to go.

InMotion Hosting empowers web developers with our Ruby Hosting solutions tailored for Ruby development. Our robust infrastructure and responsive support ensure a seamless experience, enabling developers to focus on creating exceptional websites.

Carrie Smaha
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8 thoughts on “Ruby on Rails Web-App Framework

  1. Hi there , I am aware that Ruby is enabled however I am more specifically asking if the Rails (Framework) is also enabled? as Ruby has been enabled for soem time now.

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Bob,

      Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, Rails is still not available on our Shared/Business hosting plans. It is possible to get it added to VPS/Dedicated servers, but there may be an installation fee.

      Thank you,

  2. Just wondering if Ruby on Rails is now supported in Current Business Plans?.. and if not why?


    thank you.

    1. Hello Bob,

      Ruby is enabled on our shared hosting plans at this time. I apologize as this article is fairly old and needs to be updated.

      Best Regards,
      TJ Edens

  3. Why would I need Ruby if I do not have Ruby On Rails to support it? This is the main reason I move to this hosting company: to use Ruby on Rails. Please someone advise. I have the business plan and I need to clearly know what is the plan that actually supports Ruby on Rails.




    1. Hello Henry,

      Thank you for contacting us about Ruby on Rails. While all our Business plans include Ruby , Ruby on Rails can only be installed on VPS, or Dedicated Servers.

      If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

      Thank you,

  4. Hi,

    As this article is not true anymore, you might want to remove or update it to not confuse users looking for Ruby support.



    1. Hello Jarno,

      Thank you for your comment. While, we still do not include Ruby on Rails, or support for it, Ruby is installed on all shared servers now.

      I will update the article to reflect this.


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