Deploy Rails with PostgreSQL with Qovery

How to deploy a Rails application with the PostgreSQL database with Qovery

This tutorial show you how to deploy your Rails application with PostgreSQL database. Let's go!

Steps to deploy Rails with Qovery

  • Sign in to the Qovery web interface.

    Qovery Sign-up page

  • Deployment

    Rails sample application

    Get a copy of the sample source code of Rails sample project by forking it.

    To deploy your Rails application connected to a PostgreSQL, you can use our sample code and follow the configuration steps.

    In this example we are using PostgreSQL v11.5.

    1. Create a new project

      Migrate from Heroku

    2. Create a new environment

      Migrate from Heroku

    3. Create a new application

      To follow the guide, you can fork and use our repository

      Use the forked repository (and branch master) while creating the application in the repository field:

      Migrate from Heroku

    4. Select application port

      After the application is created:

      • Navigate application settings
      • Select Port
      • Add port 3000

      Port

    5. Use Dockerfile

      In the settings General section, set Build Mode to Dockerfile and set Dockerfile path as "Dockerfile"

    6. Deploy a PostgreSQL database

      In your envioronment view, click on Add and Database buttons:

      Template DB Rails

      In the popup window while adding a database, choose your name, select PostgreSQL and 11.5 version.

      Template DB

    7. Connect Rails to PostgreSQL

      Credentials of your PostgreSQL database are available via Environment Variables and Secrets. Qovery injects environment vars at the runtime.

      You can learn more about environment variables and secrets here.

      To list all the environment variables available to your Rails application, you can open Environment Variables and Secret tabs in your application window:

      Secret

    8. Deploy the app on Qovery

      All you have to do now is to navigate to your application and click Deploy button

      Deploy App

      That's it. Watch the status and wait till the app is deployed.

    Congratulations! Your environment with Rails application and PostgreSQL database should be in progress.

    Trigger a new deployment

    Now, you can play with the sample Rails application and commit & push your changes. Qovery detects your actions and triggers new builds and application deployments. Any change you make will be reflected in your deployed application automatically.

    Conclusion

    Congratulations! Now, you know how to deploy your Rails app with PostgreSQL in just a few steps.

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