Ruby on Rails: Making the Jump to LiteSpeed
Kevin McFadden, Former Viget
- Grab a copy of LiteSpeed from http://www.litespeedtech.com/products/webserver/download/
- Install it. Answer N for PHP support and then go ahead and accept the defaults for the remaining questions.
- gem install ruby-lsapi, required for everything to work.
- If everything was successful, you can view the admin site on the port of your choosing.
- Under Server Admin -> Virtual Hosts, delete the Example virtual host.
- Under the Default Listener, delete the pre-configured virtual host listener.
- Under EasyRailsWithSuEXEC, add a new member virtual host.
- Give your virtual host a name (e.g., myapp).
- Specify the domain (e.g., viget.com.)
- Enter the path to the top level of your rails application (i.e., where app and config are located.)
- Save your changes.
- Instantiate the member virtual host to create an editable configuration.
- For the default listener, map the virtual host to the domain (myapp -> myapp.viget.com) and save.
- Following "Apply your changes" provides a handy button to restart the LiteSpeed service.
- Point your browser to one of the domains to verify it worked.