So...I understand that the default Ruby version on DreamHost is the dinosauric 1.8.7. Having read some other threads, I figured out how to get 1.9.3 on my account, and can confirm via "ruby -v" that that's the version it's now running.
I used Gem to install Rails 3.2.
Now...how exactly do I get a site up and running?
I took an introductory Rails course back in the fall, and I also did several tutorials, but the problem is, they all assume that you're running Rails on your own machine -- with no provisions for, say, putting the site ONLINE. And of course the instructions on the wiki are out of date.
What exactly do I need to do? My domain is logthedog.com. The documentation on DreamHost basically says that the "public" directory is the default directory. But if I were to "rails new appname", then I get a new subdirectory called "appname"...how do I set things up so that after I execute the "rails new appname" command executed that when someone goes to logthedog.com, they get the default welcome screen?