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Do I need NGINX for deploying a rails app?

It’s my first time to deploy a Rails App on Digital Ocean with zero experience in DevOps. I have read many time about NGINX/Passaenger…etc. Is it a requirement or can I deploy a Rails app without it. What is the main steps required to config a server to host a rails app and how to start the server? or is it always running?


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(https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-rails-app-with-puma-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-14-04 - although it’s for 14.04 the steps should be relatively the same for 18.04)

On 18.04 erro:

sudo: start: command not found

Hello, @asanaathleisure2019

You will definitely need a web application server to handle the http request, it’s up to you what to use

You can check this articles, because everything is really well explained:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-build-a-ruby-on-rails-application

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-rails-app-with-puma-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-14-04 - although it’s for 14.04 the steps should be relatively the same for 18.04