In this post I will show, how you can easily getting started to deploy your Ruby on Rails project in Heroku. Heroku is free cloud platform as service (PaaS), and they bet to easily project deployment service.
This guide is helpful only for those who are trying Heroku at first time! We will skip Active Record begin on this project, when we could better only test Heroku for Rails.
If you are not yet registered to Heroku, do it now:
I was using Ruby 1.9.3p484 and Rails 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit.
1. Create new Rails project
And generate welcome controller with index action:
$ rails new hello-heroku --skip-active-record $ cd hello-heroku $ rails g controller welcome index
Add to root routing from config/routes.rb:
$ nano config/routes.rb
Uncomment next line:
Heroku require that you modify little bit your project /bin files (bundle, rails, rake) shebang.
1.1. Heroku Procfile
Create new Procfile on project root for Heroku:
$ nano Procfile
And write next code in file Procfile:
web: bundle exec rails server -p $PORT
1.2. Initialize Git
$ git init
Do first commit:
$ git add . $ git commit -m "first commit"
Is time to install heroku toolbelt:
$ wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh
Login to Heroku:
$ heroku login
2.1. Create new Heroku app
$ heroku create
Push your project to Heroku:
$ git push heroku master
Open your Heroku App to browser:
$ heroku open
If your browser opened page looks like next:
Welcome#index Find me in app/views/welcome/index.html.erb
You are successfully deploy your Rails app in Heroku!