I too am going through the same “how do i install Shapado” learning curve – I’m a .net guy so Rails is a completely foreign language to me. However to get started you need to do the following:
- Open an SSH session to your server ( sometimes called console ) You need to download a program called putty
- Access your server through this and type in the commands, depending on your flavour of linux you may have to type different things but on debian you type things like
apt-get install ruby
This will automatically get the Ruby package from the package repository and install it on your server.
I’m kinda new to Linux myself, but it’s not like say PHP or something – you need to “rake something” or initialize the program, when the program is running the site is working
I will report back when I figured out more