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Using Passenger Standalone for development

For our production servers we use Passenger as a Ruby application server. While it is possible to use Passenger for development as an Apache module, the installation process is not for the faint of heart.

Luckily Passenger also comes as a standalone binary which requires zero configuration.

You can Passenger Standalone as a replacement for Webrick or Thin if you'd like to:

  • Use SSL certificates locally
  • Get performance behavior that is closer to what you'll get on production servers
  • Get a full-featured Ruby application server without configuration

Usage

  1. Install Passenger Standalone with gem install passenger
  2. Inside any Rails project, start Passenger Standalone with passenger start

Once an application no longer requires constant development, it needs periodic maintenance for stable and secure operation. makandra offers monthly maintenance contracts that let you focus on your business while we make sure the lights stay on.

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Henning Koch
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over 1 year ago
by Dominik Schöler
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