09 Jan '13, 7pm

Foreman as process manager, Pow as DNS server

January 9, 2013 dancroak dns unix http Foreman as process manager, Pow as DNS server and HTTP proxy Web app development/production parity can be improved by defining process types in a manifest named Procfile such as this one for a Rails app: web: bundle exec rails server thin -p $PORT -e $RACK_ENV In production, Heroku’s Cedar stack reads process types from that file. In development, Foreman manages output streams, responds to crashed processes, and handles user-initiated restarts and shutdowns. One downside to Foreman is typing http://localhost:3000 , http://localhost:3100 , etc. into the web browser, incrementing the port number for each app, forgetting which port is which app. Pow solves this elegantly and is easy to install and maintain. Pow has a DNS server , capable of port proxying to Rack apps. Install and run Pow: curl get.pow.cx | sh Configure Foreman to always ...

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