Forum: Rails deployment Unicorn, Nginx and Webrick/Mongrel for what?

E341f0a8f77a06a0842b68b41c8b6398?d=identicon&s=25 Christopher Frost (christophrost)
on 2013-03-28 16:55

I am trying to find out what Unicorn/Ngnix does and how they work on
Rails application deployment. (I guess they are meaningful for

For Rails server, I think we can use WebRick or Mongrel.
And for what do we need to use Unicorn?
And Unicorn should come along with Nginx?

I am a newbie to Rails app deployment and server management.
I'd much appreciate if you will walk me through the answers to above

Thanks in advance,
02f0ee0da223f90bb9996ef252e528c1?d=identicon&s=25 Hongli Lai (foobarwidget)
on 2013-06-05 10:14
This article explains how all the components are related to each other:
If you're new to Rails deployment then using Nginx + Phusion Passenger
(instead of Nginx + Unicorn) is a much easier solution.
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