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#1 gigamike

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:23 PM

guys,

 

i need your help, newbie on ROR. i was able to setup my server i.e. xx.xx.xx.xx:3000, now im planning to point a domain on it. Do i need a webserver like apache or nginx to point my domain?

 

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#2 Jamie

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:46 PM   Best Answer

Hi

 

Welcome to the forums!

 

Yes you'll need a web server to host your app. I'd recommend checking out Heroku or DigitalOcean to get started.

 

Deploying your server for the first time might be somewhat of a challenge but using services like Heroku, they make it super simple a child could get to grips with it! They handle everything pretty much.

 

Then you can get a domain to point to your server via an A record but if you do use Heroku, you'll need another service like DNSimple to make it work properly.

 

Hope this helps!


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#3 Clara Sell

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

Thanks @Jamie.

 

Your post also help me for my server problem. Let's I'll try with Heroku.


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