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Deploying Sharetribe to Heroku

Deploying to Heroku

  1. Deploy the app to heroku following heroku normal instructions (add link to heroku help)

  2. Set heroku environment variables

    Make sure all the options in config.yml are properly set then run:

     bundle exec rake heroku:config

    Copy, paste and run the generated command

  3. Remove postgres addon

     heroku addons:destroy heroku-postgresql
  4. Addons: MemCachier (free) and SSL ($20)

     heroku addon:create memcachier:dev
     heroku addons:create ssl:endpoint
  5. Addons: New Relic

     heroku addon:create newrelic:wayne

    Open the addon by running

     heroku addon:open newrelic

    Click on the top-right dropdown menu and select "Account Settings". On your account page, copy your License key. Open config/newrelic.yml to set license_key variable value to your license.

  6. Addon: Flying Sphinx ($55)

     heroku addons:create flying_sphinx:ceramic

    Ceramic plan is needed for Delta indexes. If you can manage without Delta Indexing, smaller plan is also ok

  7. Addon: MySQL

     heroku addon:create cleardb:ignite

    Now get your database url by running

     heroku config:get CLEARDB_DATABASE_URL

    Copy the value of CLEARDB_DATABASE_URL returned and CHANGE the adapter from mysql:// to mysql2:// (there's a 2 there). Then set the value of DATABASE_URL environment variable.

     heroku config:add DATABASE_URL='mysql2://{the rest of your connection string}'

    And initialize your database

     heroku run bundle exec rake db:schema:load
  8. Addon: Heroku scheduler

     heroku addon:create scheduler:standard

    Open the scheduler

     heroku addon:open scheduler

    And add the following jobs

    Job Frequency
    flying-sphinx index hourly
    rails runner "CommunityMailer.deliver_community_updates" Daily
    rake sharetribe:delete_expired_auth_tokens Daily

Recomended dyno sizes

  • web: Standard-2X
  • worker: Standard-2X
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