Instiki
Hosted Services

Dreamhost

Running Instiki on Dreamhost is quite easy, since Dreamhost supports Ruby-on-Rails via Passenger (mod_rails). The only glitch is that Dreamhost has an old version of sqlite3.

  • Create a new fully hosted domain (we’ll call it wiki.domain.com) on Dreamhost.
  • Check the “Ruby on Rails Passenger (mod_rails)” box. Under “Specify your web directory” enter “wiki.yourdomain.com/public

This will create the wiki.domain.com folder in the user’s home directory. Login to your shell account and do the following:

cd wiki.yourdomain.com
wget http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/code/instiki-svn.tar.gz
tar --strip-components 1 -xzf instiki-svn.tar.gz
sed '/sqlite3-ruby", :r/s//sqlite3-ruby", "~>1.2.0", :r/' Gemfile > Gemfile.tmp
mv Gemfile.tmp Gemfile
unset GEM_HOME GEM_PATH
ruby bundle install --path vendor/bundle

Open wiki.yourdomain.com in your browser and set up the wiki.