Host to Host a Rails App on a Home Server
Hosting services like Heroku and Amazon EC2 are nice. That is, until they cost money. Some things are worth running on your own hardware, especially when the cost and Terms of Service requirements outweigh the expense of rolling your own hosting.
I am writing this because I recently had to figure all this out in order to host a personal blog off a Raspberry Pi, and I thought I'd share what I learned. This guide assumes that you already know how to install Ruby and you know how to use Rails. If you don't, look those up first before coming back to this guide.
- Ruby >=2.0
- Rails >=4.0