I have the need to deploy Rails 3 apps, using RVM and gemsets, and am expecting “public” traffic (i.e. this is not an internal-only app). I also must use Apache as the public interface to my app.
I understand that Passenger Standalone can help accomplish the rails/RVM end, and I have successfully set it up in my development environment.
My question is how viable this setup is for a production deployment. Is deploying via Apache configured to
ReverseProxy to my passenger-powered Rails app going to create problems? Since I'm designing the production deployment now, I want to understand if I should spend the additional time to set up Passenger connected to Apache and have that Passenger communicate with Passenger Standalone instance running my Rails app.
So, I'm looking for one of I guess three answers:
- Apache Reverse Proxy to Passenger Standalone will be generally fine
- You should not use the Apache/Passenger Standalone configuration, but set up Passenger on the Apache side as well
- Your entire setup is just Wrong, please RTFM (and include link to "FM")