Can't access rails app running on port 3000

June 15, 2015 9.7k views
Ruby on Rails Git Ubuntu

I want to start up my rails application I cloned from github.

I tried running 'rails s' and everything seems to be working ok as you can see below...

:/home/rails# rails s
=> Booting WEBrick
=> Rails 4.2.1 application starting in development on http://localhost:3000
=> Run `rails server -h` for more startup options
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server
[2015-06-15 04:18:49] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
[2015-06-15 04:18:49] INFO  ruby 2.2.1 (2015-02-26) [x86_64-linux]
[2015-06-15 04:18:49] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=26394 port=3000

However, when I go to the http://"MY_IP_ADDRESS":3000/ in my browser, It can't be accessed.

I can only go to the root address which is http://"MY_IP_ADDRESS"/ but it would show me the default rails html page not my application.

I even tried replacing my cloned github app to /home/rails still no hope. still the default page.

Can anyone help?

  • Hi,
    you do specify the bind param like this: rails s -b
    or if you prefer change the server to thin add gem 'thin'* into your gem file, then do bundle install and start the server with *thin start **

  • This worked for me on the following environment:
    -- RVM Version: ruby-2.0.0-p648
    -- Redmine Application: 3.1.1.stable

2 Answers

ok i figured it out

I was running rails s for the past few days wondering why it is just showing the default "digitalocean rails page"

You need to run rails using rails server --binding=YOUR_IP_ADDRESS

anyways, i hope this could help someone in the future.

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