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Installing Snorby with Nginx

I’ll go ahead and say I am about three months into web hosting. I use Ajenti V to setup most of my stuff, because I’m making the network for a school.

The normal way I go about installing it would be just to add the folder and MySQL, but it seems this one is VERY different. What’s worse, their fourms won’t send me an email activation link, so I had to come here to try to find out.

Question: How do I install without changing the current configuration settings already setup with Ajenti and Nginx?


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It sounds like the types of sites you’ve mostly worked with so far are traditional PHP applications like WordPress. Snorby is based on an entirely different programing language with a different framework and approach to deployment, Ruby on Rails.

You might want to read a few tutorials under the Ruby on Rails tag here and test some things out to get more comfortable before trying to install this on your production server. This tutorial should point you in the right direction. It goes through the basics of deploying a Rails app on top of Nginx:

Taking a look at Snorby specifically, it looks like it follows a fairly standard Rails set up. Have you tried the installation steps on their homepage? What are the specific problems you’ve run into? I’d suggest spinning up a new droplet just to test it out first.