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Monday, May 18, 2009

Phusion Passenger and Static Sites

Phusion Passenger (aka ModRails) is a great way to run Rails apps from Apache. You add a couple of lines of Passenger configuration to your apache config file and create a VirtualHost for your application. Passenger does its thing behind the scenes and everything works fine.

But if you want to run a totally static web site as a VirtualHost on the same server as a Passenger-managed Rails app you need some way of telling Passenger what you are doing.

In your VirtualHost block for the Static site add a 'PassengerEnabled off' line:
<virtualhost>
PassengerEnabled off
ServerName mysite.com
DocumentRoot /home/jones/public_html/mysite.com/html
</virtualhost>
You will need to restart Apache as well.

 

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