ActionCable on Production
SummaryTaking a look at ActionCable and switching from Puma to Thin. On server reboot, spin up the ActionCable service.
Whenever Gem - https://github.com/javan/whenever
ActionCable Examples - https://github.com/rails/actioncable-examples
gem 'actioncable', github: 'rails/actioncable' gem 'thin' gem 'whenever', :require => false
One thing that I neglected to mention is that you do need to write to your crontab once you have made your changes to the `schedule.rb` file. You can do this by running `whenever -w` in your application directory on the production machine.
touch bin/cable chmod +x bin/cable
Change out the `puma` server startup script to `thin`
# /bin/bash bundle exec thin start -C config/cable.yml
Be sure to add the `thin` adapter to the Faye Websocket.
require ::File.expand_path('../../config/environment', __FILE__) Rails.application.eager_load! require 'action_cable/process/logging' Faye::WebSocket.load_adapter('thin') run ActionCable.server
Create your `cable.yml` file and put the appropriate settings for your server.
--- chdir: /home/user/drifting_ruby environment: production port: 8443 timeout: 30 log: log/thin.log pid: tmp/pids/thin.pid max_conns: 8192 max_persistent_conns: 8192 require:  wait: 30 threadpool_size: 4 servers: 1 daemonize: true ssl: true ssl-disable-verify: true ssl_key_file: ssl/ssl.key ssl_cert_file: ssl/ssl.crt rackup: cable/config.ru
Some notes for installing Redis. These instructions work on Ubuntu 14.04, but may work on other Debian-based distributions.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install tcl8.5 wget http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-stable.tar.gz tar xzf redis-stable.tar.gz cd redis-stable make make test sudo make install cd utils sudo ./install_server.sh sudo service redis_6379 start sudo service redis_6379 stop
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