Using RoR w/ Apache/MySQL already installed

Hi,

I already had the wamp server (Apache & php w/ mysql) installed and want
to use RoR with it. I installed everything fine, but how do I get RoR
to use the Apache server instead of starting the Webrick server that
installed with it?

Also, is there any benefit to using sqlite over mysql in development
since deployment will be using a mysql db? Seems like I’d have to go
through a lot of trouble to migrate, so I should just develop in mysql.
Correct?

Thanks!

Jay

p.s. If there’s a more appropriate forum, please let me know. thanks:)

If you want to use Apache without having to install a proxy balancer
such as mongrel or thin you can use mod_rails, it works pretty well.
Here’s the link http://www.modrails.com/


Thiago J.
http://www.railsfreaks.com

Thiago J. wrote:

If you want to use Apache without having to install a proxy balancer
such as mongrel or thin you can use mod_rails, it works pretty well.
Here’s the link http://www.modrails.com/


Thiago J.
http://www.railsfreaks.com

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Forgive my ignorance, but what is a “proxy
balancer”?

So, I don’t know what mongrel is or what it means to proxy balance. Can
you elaborate, or is there someplace that explains both what this means
and how to do it?

I guess I don’t really care if I use apache or webrick on my development
machine, except that if I need to use php, webrick isn’t going to cut
it, is it? The production server is definitely Apache with mysql,
though.

As I’ve never used RoR, I don’t know what the process is, so I’m just
trying to save myself a lot of grief later on.

Thanks!

Mongrel is another web/application server that can be used as a
platform for Rails applications. The quote-unquote best practice for
a Rails deployment architecture using mongrel is one or more Apache
servers accepting requests from the web and proxying them to one or
more mongrel servers on the second tier. Check out
http://blog.codahale.com/2006/06/19/time-for-a-grown-up-server-rails-mongrel-apache-capistrano-and-you/
for a good (albeit a little old) overview of this and other tools and
their place within your environment.

On May 10, 8:54 am, Jay W. [email protected]

Chris K. wrote:

Mongrel is another web/application server that can be used as a
platform for Rails applications. The quote-unquote best practice for
a Rails deployment architecture using mongrel is one or more Apache
servers accepting requests from the web and proxying them to one or
more mongrel servers on the second tier. Check out
http://blog.codahale.com/2006/06/19/time-for-a-grown-up-server-rails-mongrel-apache-capistrano-and-you/
for a good (albeit a little old) overview of this and other tools and
their place within your environment.

On May 10, 8:54�am, Jay W. [email protected]

Thanks for the replies. I will look these over and see what fits best.

Thanks again!

Jay

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