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Rails deployment has been solved

May 2008 • Daniel Lucraft

Everyone knows that Rails deployment is a massive pain, right? Wrong. It’s time we all erased this outdated notion from our heads.

I just installed Redmine on my server, and it was simple. Thanks to mod_rails, the sum total of web server configuration needed was this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName  dev.redcaride.com
  DocumentRoot /home/dbl/redmine/public

  <Directory "/home/dbl/redmine/public">
     Options FollowSymLinks
     AllowOverride None
     Order allow,deny
     Allow from all

No mongrels, no proxy_balancers, no FCGI (shudder). This was actually easier than when I installed WordPress on the same server last week.

So never again be put off a Rails application because you’re scared of deploying it! The world of open-source Rails applications opens up before you….</p>

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