I’m about to get my first Digital Ocean droplet, but I have a few questions. Thanks in advance for your answers, this forums seems really great.
I’d like to have one droplet that will have a git server, MySQL database, and possibly staging environment.
Later when I’m ready to deploy my Rails app I’ll get another droplet just for Rails/NGINX/Passenger, etc. which will be the production environment.
I have only one domain name, which will be for the production droplet, so how do I communicate with the dev/staging droplet? Does Digital Ocean give me a unique IP for the dev/staging droplet?
If DO does give me a static IP for my dev/staging droplet, how do I get my Rails app (on production droplet) to use the MySql database that is on the dev/staging droplet?
Can I use Phusion Passenger to deploy to both the dev/staging droplet and to the production droplet?
If I only have one domain name (for the production droplet), how will I access my Rails app deployed on the dev/staging server? Do I use some path that includes the DO provided static IP?
Sorry if this is a bit of a NOOB question, but I’m excited to have found Digital Ocean, and want to see if I can do what I’m hoping for. Thanks!
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