Thomas Mullaly

DevOps, Security and IT Leadership

Production Rails Server for CS410

Stop Whoopsie

Edit /etc/default/whoopsie and change report_crashes to false

service whoopsie stop

System ruby, gems and rails

We’ll leave the system ruby in place but purge rails and gems:

apt-get purge rails rubygems
apt-get autoremove

Add a local user and give privileges

I created a local user because my production boxes are appliances and only has what needs to be installed on them. This environment is different and I am adjusting my install to compensate. ##Install some basic packages

apt-get install build-essential openssl libreadline6 libreadline6-dev curl git-core zlib1g zlib1g-dev  libssl-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev libxslt-dev autoconf libc6-dev ncurses-dev automake libtool bison pkg-config

Install RVM in multi-user mode

We’ll be installing ruby with rvm for each application ##Rails make sure you’re using the proper ruby and gem version

tom@nginx:~$ which gem ruby

Install Rails

gem install rails --no-ri --no-rdoc

We don’t need the Rails documentation or interactive on the server, infact you should add this to your ~/.gemrc /home/{user}/.gemrc

gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc
benchmark: false
verbose: true
update_sources: true
backtrace: true
bulk_threshold: 1000
# HTTP Proxy options
# http-proxy:

Install Nginx

apt-get install python-software-properties
add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nginx

Install Unicorn

gem install unicorn

Install NodeJS

apt-get install nodejs

Test Unicorn

  • create a test app
  • cd to test_app
  • run:
unicorn_rails -p 3000

Install rvm wrapper

This is for the unicorn init script.

rvm wrapper ruby-2.0.0-p0@global bootup unicorn

Add unicron init script

Becasue I ‘m always rebooting the server, unicorn needs an init script:

Unicorn Init Script

Install Mysql

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev