Ubuntu and nginx

Last updated 6 months ago

This is pretty simple, and doesn't require much in the way of DevOps.

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Watch the video tutorial here.

  1. Create unprivileged user web

    a. Can only operate in /home/web, where we'll host the application.

  2. Install Dart for web

  3. Set ANGEL_ENV=production in web account

  4. Sync changes with the server

    a. Use SFTP

    b. Or, sync from a private Git repo

    c. Host a local Git server to sync changes

    d. Git version histories take up more space, so probably just use SFTP for this guide.

  5. Set up ufw for 80, 443, ssh

  6. Use systemd (comes with Ubuntu) to start server on system boot, and restart if it crashes

    a. https://askubuntu.com/questions/919054/how-do-i-run-a-single-command-at-startup-using-systemd

  7. Basic nginx setup with proxy_pass

    • Don't run your application server as root

    • Serve static files via nginx instead of Angel

      • Even though CachingVirtualDirectory is extremely simple to use, it would be served via proxy

      • It's faster for nginx to serve your static files directly.