Forum: Ruby on Rails How i can deploy ROR on a Win 2k server?

Announcement (2017-05-07): is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see and for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
15051de3ab871cc70998ee691f8d1980?d=identicon&s=25 Fausto (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 16:30
(Received via mailing list)
Id like to start developing in ROR but first i need to understand if i
can deploy it on my production server running windows 2k server.At the
moment i'm using a mongrel process on a port linked to a website
redirection in IIS but this means i need to start a single mongrel
process every website hosted. Is there a faster, more reliable way to
host ROR on a Win 2k Server?

Thansk in advance

6ef8cb7cd7cd58077f0b57e4fa49a969?d=identicon&s=25 Brian Hogan (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 16:30
(Received via mailing list)
Nothing more reliable at the moment than mongrel.

Rails is not PHP, nor .Net. You need a minimum of one mongrel instance
application, almost always 2 per app, and sometimes more.  Deployment on
Windows requires (currently) Mongrel, a load balancer like Pen or
Apache 2.2+ mod_proxy_balance, a rewriter like ISAPI_Rewrite and an
IIS reverse proxy
like the plugin I wrote.

It sounds strange, but that's how it works. You have lots of ports on a
server, you can easily host lots of apps.

I support lots of people on Windows servers, but I still recommend that
serve your apps from Linux. It will perform much better if you expect

I have articles on my site ( that give you various
paths for setting things up, and I am contributing to the deployment
book as
well. Not sure when that will be out though.

You, or anyone else, can feel free to contact me regarding this issue.
15051de3ab871cc70998ee691f8d1980?d=identicon&s=25 Fausto (Guest)
on 2007-01-19 16:31
(Received via mailing list)
Hi brian, thanks for your reply. I have already checked your website
and i followed some of the guide.
At the moment we have an enterprise server running on 2k server where
all the customers's website are running and i choose to try the
IIS+mongrel solution you wrote. I had some problem with the
RewriteProxy method from which i get en error executing the cscript
proxycfg.vbs -r.
Here is the sequence of action i took:
- Installed trial version of ISAPI_Rewrite Helicon
- Stopped IIS 5 (on XP PRO SP2)
- i run cscript proxycfg.vbs -r and i got en error in cscript
proxycfg.vbs(95, 15)
after that i added manually the isapi filter to the default website but
the RewriteProxy isnt working.

Any ideas?

6ef8cb7cd7cd58077f0b57e4fa49a969?d=identicon&s=25 Brian Hogan (Guest)
on 2007-09-25 22:45
(Received via mailing list)
Try asking in the Helicon support forums. I've not seen that but my
guess is
that you're missing a dependency that the script needs to finish its
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.