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As the title says, what's the best way to install Ruby and then Ruby on Rails on a Linode server?

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Try Phusion Passenger. Everything is well documented and it comes with an installer.

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Linode have plenty of documentation in the Library section of their website: http://library.linode.com/search?query=Ruby

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I can't address Linode specifically. But they provide shell access it seems and if you've got that you're home free.

Personally I'd install RVM and go from there.

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Check out Ryan Bate's screen casts. He has one (not free but cheap at $9/mo) for deploying a rails app to Linode (or any VPS for that matter).

Even though you might not be developing in Rails, he covers basic setup of an Ubuntu machine.

Very informative.


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