Nginx and Unicorn Boot Question - Run On Start up?

  • Posted June 16, 2014

I finally got my rails server up and running on CentOS with Nginx and unicorn. But I noticed the each time the server reboots or power cycles, I have to run “service nginx start” manually and then go into each site and run “unicorn_rails -c config/unicorn.rb -D” for the site(s) to come up. Is there a way to automate this process when the server boots up?

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On CentOS, to ensure that nginx starts on reboot run: <pre> sudo chkconfig --levels 235 nginx on </pre> Then for Unicorn to start on boot, you’d need to write an init script and save it to <code>/etc/init.d/unicorn</code> Here’s an example one:

Make sure to change the variables at the top of the file to match your project. You’ll then be able to start and stop your app with: <pre> service unicorn stop service unicorn start </pre> And to make it run on boot, set: <pre> sudo chkconfig --levels 235 unicorn on </pre>