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Deploy Simple Rails App to CentOS 7.4 on Aliyun in 2018


It’s 2018, docker quite mature, but since we can buy a server less than 600 RMB in Aliyun including 40Gb storage, 1MB network, 1 core CPU and 2G memory, so I still want to install it in the triditional way.

Install software in root account

Update system

yum update
yum install htop
yum install git

Install RVM

Resolve can not import from hkp://

In a server which can running below cmd:

gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3 7D2BAF1CF37B13E2069D6956105BD0E739499BDB
gpg --export --armor D39DC0E3
gpg --export --armor 39499BDB

In Aliyun server:

gpg --import -

and copy and paste the can run server public key content and press Ctrl+D

Install RVM

\curl -sSL | bash -s stable
source /etc/profile.d/

Update RVM to master

rvm get master
rvm list known # should see ruby 2.5

Install Ruby 2.5

rvm install ruby-2.5
echo "gem: --no-document" >> /etc/gemrc
echo "gem: --no-document" >> ~/.gemrc

Install node.js

yum install nodejs
node --version # v6.12.3

Install yarn

curl --silent --location | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
yum install yarn

Install nginx

yum install nginx

Normal user

Create new user - harman

adduser --home-dir /data/www/harman harman -g rvm

Copy authorized_keys

mkdir /data/www/harman/.ssh
sudo cp ~/.ssh/authorized_keys /data/www/harman/.ssh/
sudo chown harman:rvm /data/www/harman/.ssh/

Do capistrano deploy

Change nginx

Modify nginx

Add below to http section and comment out default server section.

http {
log_format timed_combined '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] '
'"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent '
'"$http_referer" "$http_user_agent" '
'$request_time $upstream_response_time $pipe';
access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log timed_combined;

Create /etc/nginx/conf.d/harman.conf

upstream harman_web {
server unix:/data/www/harman/shared/tmp/unicorn.socket fail_timeout=0;
keepalive 3;
server {
listen 80 default_server;
# server_name;
location /nginx_status {
deny all;
stub_status on;
root /data/www/harman/current/public;
access_log /data/www/harman/shared/log/harman-access.log timed_combined buffer=1k;
error_log /data/www/harman/shared/log/harman-error.log;
if (-f $document_root/system/maintenance.html) {
rewrite ^(.*)$ /system/maintenance.html break;
location ~ (/assets|/uploads|/system|/favicon.ico|/*.txt) {
access_log off;
expires 14d;
gzip_static on;
add_header Cache-Control public;
location / {
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Server $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_buffering on;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection "Upgrade";
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
proxy_pass http://harman_web;
gzip on;