Deploying your Rails applications to production

Posted by Brian in Howto, Rails (May 10th, 2006)

It’s pretty safe to say that there is little to no support for deploying Rails applications on Windows. There are lots of people who would love to say goodbye to their .Net infrastructures but need to be able to prove that Ruby on Rails will work in their Microsoft-based environment.

After months of research, including three separate failed attempts to deploy applications on Microsoft’s IIS web server, I have developed several deployment solutions for Windows. Hopefully one of these strategies will work for you.

The articles are now online and can be found here.


Reverse Proxy Fix plugin

Posted by Brian in Products, Rails (May 10th, 2006)

Updated March 16th, 2009:
This plugin now supports Rails 2.3, 2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.2x, and 1.1.

I’ve been working for the last few months on methods to place Rails applications behind Microsoft’s IIS web server. It’s not the easiest thing to do. One of the biggest hurdles is the fact that when Rails generates URLs with the built-in methods like link_to and url_for, they could end up exposing the internal URLs instead of the ones you want your users to go through.