How to Install Redmine 1.4 with cPanel 11.32

The reason I repost this article is because my previous article is old enough and I still can see the demand on this task.

Requirement:
– Ruby On Rails 1.8.x enabled, please downgrade to 1.8.7, 1.9.2 or 1.9.3 if your are running higher than that. To check the Ruby version, type “ruby -v” from shell.
– Shell Access(SSH) enabled
– MySQL Enabled
– Rubygems <= 1.8

Pre-Step:
1. Install gem rails version 2.3.14(exact version), from SSH shell, run

gem install rails -v=2.3.14

2. Install gem rack version 1.1.3, from SSH shell, run

gem install rack -v=1.1.3

3. Install gem rubygems 1.8.23(or higher version, not >= 1.8), from SSH shell, run

rubygems-update

If it is not working, refer to http://www.mickgenie.com/how-to-update-rubygems/.
4. Create MySQL database from your cPanel and I assume that you are using the database as detail below.
Database Name: mickgenie_redmine
Username: mickgenie_redmine
Password: StR0NgPa$$w0Rd

Installation Step:
1. Log into the cPanel, click on Ruby On Rails.
2. In the App Name, enter Redmine, environment session select Production and create the App.
3. Click on Create Rewrite button and enter the subdomain or path that needed, then save it.
4. Download Redmine from RubyForce.
5. Upload through File Manager according to the path that you created from the Ruby On Rails.
6. Extract the file to the RoR Apps.
7. Install bundler gem by enter,

gem install bundler

8. Now, run the following command to install all the required gem from Redmine,

bundle install --without development test postgresql

9. Rename the in config/database.yml.example to config/database.yml.
10. Open the database.yml file and look for the production section.
11. Modify the production section as detail below.
production:
adapter: mysql
database: mickgenie_redmine
host: localhost
username: mickgenie_redmine
password: StR0NgPa$$w0Rd

(These information is create as above).
12. Create session store secret.

rake generate_session_store

13. Create the database structure.

RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate

14. Create default data.

RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data

15. You have done the installation, just go to cPanel and start the mongrel.

Final Step:
You may now log into Redmine with detail below,
Username: admin
Password: admin

cPanel: Assigned dedicated IP to subdomain

You might want to assign dedicated IP to your subdomain for some reason such as apply SSL to your subdomain.

If you are using cPanel and wish to set dedicated IP to your subdomain, you will find no else where to do that.

However, this could still be able to fix as this article.

Scenario,
– You have domain domain.com and subdomain blog.domain.com.
– You wish to set dedicated IP for blog.domain.com which originally 100.100.100.100 and result as blog.domain.com resolve to 10.0.0.1.

Continue reading cPanel: Assigned dedicated IP to subdomain

How to install Redmine with cPanel

Although Redmine do provide the installation guide as URL as below, however it might not work if you are using cPanel.
http://www.redmine.org/wiki/redmine/RedmineInstall

With this article, you may get a complete guide to install Redmine to cPanel server with Ruby on Rails running.

Requirement:
– Ruby On Rails 1.8.x enabled, please downgrade to 1.8.x if your are running higher than that. To check the Ruby version, type “ruby -v” from shell.
– Shell Access(SSH) enabled
– MySQL Enabled

Pre-Step:
1. Install gem rails version 2.3.5(exact version), from SSH shell, run “gem install rails -v=2.3.5”.
2. Install gem rack version 1.0.1(or higher version), from SSH shell, run “gem install rack”.
3. Install gem rubygems 1.3.1(or higher version), from SSH shell, run “rubygems-update”. If it is not working, refer to http://www.mickgenie.com/how-to-update-rubygems/.
4. Create MySQL database from your cPanel and I assume that you are using the database as detail below.
Database Name: mickgenie_redmine
Username: mickgenie_redmine
Password: StR0NgPa$$w0Rd

Installation Step:
1. Log into the cPanel, click on Ruby On Rails.
2. In the App Name, enter Redmine, environment session select Production and create the App.
3. Click on Create Rewrite button and enter the subdomain or path that needed, then save it.
4. Download Redmine from RubyForce.
5. Upload through File Manager according to the path that you created from the Ruby On Rails.
6. Extract the file to the RoR Apps.
7. Log into the SSH, run “rake gems:install” from the Ruby Apps path, for more information, please refer to URL at here.
8. Rename the in config/database.yml.example to config/database.yml.
9. Open the database.yml file and look for the production section.
10. Modify the production section as detail below.
production:
adapter: mysql
database: mickgenie_redmine
host: localhost
username: mickgenie_redmine
password: StR0NgPa$$w0Rd

(These information is create as above).
11. Run “rake generate_session_store” to create session store secret.
12. Next, run “RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate” to get the database structure.
13. Then you may run “RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data” to get the default data.
14. You have done the installation, just go to cPanel and start the mongrel.

Final Step:
You may now log into Redmine with detail below,
Username: admin
Password: admin

For Redmine 1.4, please refer to the URL as below,
http://www.mickgenie.com/how-to-install-redmine-1-4-with-cpanel-11-32/

What is DNS?

What would be a DNS from your mind? DNS could be Domain Name Service or Domain Name System.

By right a domain name will referring to the DNS setting and understand which web server or server should it go and an Internet User could only able to get the page work from their Browser.

Basically, DNS could be the group in 2 major group where I will separate it to parent DNS and child DNS. With Parent DNS, it meant that the DNS of your domain name set that referring to your DNS server such as ns1.mickgenie.com and ns2.mickgenie.com.

Once the parent DNS setting up, the domain will connect to the DNS server and you will have A, CNAME, MX, TXT, and so on record to refer so the subdomain, email services and some rules called from TXT will done accordingly.

Below is some of the record available.
1. Address Record (A record),
A record normally used by an IPs only where it could resolve to 4 blocked of IP which something like 127.0.0.1 and you shall not point it to a domain base such as mickgenie.com and this will cause it not working.

2. Canonical Name (CNAME),
CNAME used a user-friendly domain name such as mickgenie.com to allow a user do not need to remember the IPs based address and this is easily for a web services to connect to different server if they have more than 1 server within the subdomain.

3. Mail Exchange(MX),
MX record used for the email services and it used to recognize if you have more than 1 email server and if you have backup email services.

4. Text (TXT),
TXT record is widely used when a DNS services contain a Sender Verify Framework(SPF) were used to protect spamming record, etc.

TXT also used when you have a domain key such as Yahoo! email services protection.