Selecting a web server and an application server

Redmine as a Ruby-on-Rails web application should be run under a web server. This can be an independent web server such as Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd running Ruby-on-Rails using either Passenger, FastCGI, or a dedicated Ruby web server such as Unicorn or Thin.

A big options list, isn't it? Actually these are not all the possible options. Redmine can also be used with JRuby under a Java virtual machine, can be run under standalone Passenger, under Mongrel, under WEBrick, and more. But the above options were chosen by practical use and, therefore, are most commonly used. So we review only them here. They can be divided into three categories:

  • Dedicated Ruby web server
  • Dedicated Ruby web server plus ...

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