Do I need NGINX for deploying a rails app?

January 20, 2019 881 views
Ruby on Rails PostgreSQL Configuration Management Deployment Ubuntu 18.04

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?

2 Answers

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

by Mitchell Anicas
When you are ready to deploy your Ruby on Rails application, there are many valid setups to consider. This tutorial will help you deploy the production environment of your Ruby on Rails application, with PostgreSQL as the database, using Puma and Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Puma...

(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

by Mitchell Anicas
When you are ready to deploy your Ruby on Rails application, there are many valid setups to consider. This tutorial will help you deploy the production environment of your Ruby on Rails application, with PostgreSQL as the database, using Puma and Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Puma...
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