Deployment

Once you’ve designed your site and written your first page of content you want to get it out there for all the world to see.

Nesta will run on any web server that supports Sinatra. This gives you plenty of choice, but you don’t even need your own web server. We’re going to look at how to deploy Nesta on a couple of cloud hosting platforms (Heroku and OpenShift), or on your own server or slice.

  1. Running on Heroku

    Heroku was one of the first “Platform as a Service” cloud based hosting platforms. Running Nesta on Heroku is easy, and it’s probably fair to say that most Nesta sites are deployed on Heroku.

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  2. Running on OpenShift

    OpenShift is a free auto-scaling “Platform as a Service” cloud based hosting platform from RedHat. Because it supports Ruby, you can install Nesta on it easily.

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  3. Publishing Articles with Git

    This article will show you how to store the contents of your Nesta web site in a local Git repository, and publish changes by running a single git command. It’s not relevant if you’re deploying to Heroku.

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