VPS Rails Build

This post is intended to make installing Ruby on Rails using Apache2 via Phusion Passenger as painless as possible. The instructions are clear and precise, follow all of them and your install will go smoothly.
First access your Virtual Machine using ssh like so:

ssh user@vps.cs.wmich.edu -p PORTNO

Import Basic Tools For New Install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential zlib1g-dev libyaml-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev libreadline-dev libncurses5-dev libffi-dev curl git-core openssh-server redis-server checkinstall libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libicu-dev apache2 apache2-threaded-dev libapr1-dev libaprutil1-dev nodejs mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libtool bison

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