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jschank (Guest)
on 2008-10-07 08:14
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I'm finally ready to deploy my first rails app. I'm deploying to my
own server (so I have root access) which is a mac mini running
apache2, MySQL, etc. This server sits at the end of a static IP
address. At the moment I have static content served from apache. For
example: gets my home website.
is where I stuff such things as shared ical calendars. I have some php
apps deployed also, at addresses like

I'm deploying using capistrano, (using git, and mongrel), to a
directory that is completely separate from the normal web docs folder.
(for example: /Volumes/SomeDrive/MyRailsApp. Here is what has me

When I deploy, using cap deploy. I end up with:
My normal static content shows up if I hit
If I use, then my rails app is served up.

This is probably completely normal...

What I want is have my rails app served when the url is something
else, like
And I'd like to not have to specify the port in the address.
Finally, I would like my normal static content to be served when the
url is http://www/, and I'd like the things deployed to be
unaffected (the bug tracker, and ical stuff mentioned above)

Can someone point me in the right direction for solving these

Do I need to adjust my routes for my rails app, so that is has the
extra bits at the front ? such as map.root "/myrailsappname" or

Should I be using VirtualServer in my apache config ?, if so, should I
use port 3000 instead of 80 ?

Mostly I'm looking for the right topics and keywords to research to
solve this.

John Schank
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