Set up NginX + Thin + Rails on EC2

I’ve worked this out today, and it’s an enjoyable long process started from yesterday.

Here is a general description of what I’ve done.
1. Register for EC2.

2. Started an instance on EC2, and create a security group which allows instance listen to port 22(ssh) and 80(http).

3. Generate a elastic IP on EC2.

4. Install NginX, Ruby on Rails, Thin on my instance.

5. Configure Thin and Nginx .

6. Launch!

There’re several tips I learned from this installation process.

  1.  You need to put your rails app folder under /var/yourapp in order to get read authority.
  2.  You don’t have to stop Nginx to reload your configuration, just type: nginx -s reload.
  3.  When you trying to stop thin server, you should use this command: thin -C /etc/thin/yourapp.yml stop.

Moreover, it’s very important for you to remember some useful shell command on Linux, such as nano(text editor), ps -ef | grep -i nginx (show if the specified instance is running), cat, and so forth.

The server’s running well, but I’m still a little concern with the safety configuration of my server. And I put NginX configuration on /etc/nginx/nginx.conf. I think it’s not a standard way, but in order to speed up I’ve to choose a simpler method.

So, that’s all, hope you can get something useful from this post.

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Brandon Gao

Brandon Gao

Highly motivated web geek who works for startup.

I'm a fast learner, experienced web developer, open source practitioner and expertise on C/S system design & implementation. I'm always eager to learn new things and I'll continuously integrate them into my daily work. I'm also familiar with Agile methodology.

I like hiking and photo shooting in my spare time. Sometimes I also enjoy clubbing.

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