Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ruby on Rails Server options

The whole issue of setting up a development server for my ruby on rails application confuses me. There is webrick, mongrel, passenger, apache, nginx and many more I am sure, and i dont really understand the different roles they play.

I started off using webrick, and now I use mongrel for development. Are these servers stand-alone, or do they sit in front of Apache?

I have read about passenger, the site says "makes deployment of Ruby web applications a breeze" I don't really understand what it is, does it replace mongrel? is it like Capistrano, which also deploys web applications.

What is the best development server setup, bearing in mind I would like to test SSL, and believe this is not supported by mongrel.


Source: Tips4all

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