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railsbox is Ruby on Rails virtual machine configurator. You can quickly create virtual machine for development and production environments using this tool. Mac OS X, Linux and Windows host machines are supported.


You will need VirtualBox, vagrant and ansible to bootstrap new machine using configuration created by this utility. ansible is not required for Windows, railsbox will use shell scripts to install and run ansible inside guest machine.

What's included

Operating systems

You can choose between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Base boxes provided by vagrantcloud. You can also deploy to your remote server using SSH connection. railsbox will create 2 scripts:

  • - which will install and configure all required software
  • - which will deploy latest code from the GIT repo

Ruby versions

It's possible to install Ruby either with rvm, rbenv or using brightbox apt repository.

Application server

Supported servers are:


It's possible to install the following databases:

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • redis

Background jobs

  • sidekiq
  • resque
  • delayed_job


vim-sensible and vim-rails are automatically installed.

Future plans

railsbox is constantly improving. The following is in our TODO list for future releases:

  • Add ability to deploy to various platforms supported by vagrant - Parallels, VMWare, EC2
  • Add additional server options (Passenger, thin)
  • Add memcached
  • Add elasticsearch
  • Add MariaDB
  • Add CouchDB
  • Add SMTP server


All kind of contributions are always welcomed.


railsbox is licensed under the MIT license.