Capistrano recipes for provisioning and deploying rails to a VPS..
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Please note this project is longer being maintained by me, (officially in code freeze mode). Free feel to fork and play.


Custom recipes that extend capistrano for provisioning and deploying rails application to a VPS..

This gem originates from Railscasts (Ryan Bates) excellent series of screencasts on deployment.. I suggest you should check it out..

  1. Capistrano Recipes
  2. Deploying to a VPS
  3. Deployment etc..


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'debot'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install debot

$ capify .

Next generate the stages and deploy files by typing:

$ rake debot:setup

NB: You need to require debot in your own deploy.rb file, that is if you don't want debot to generate the stages and deploy files for you as show above.


For a detailed list of all the the task availble:

$ cap -vT

To provision an ubuntu based VPS:

$ cap debot:install

To setup your application/website:

$ cap deploy:setup

NB: this will setup your postgres database, nginx and unicorn config for the application.

If you need to work on a bug in production first:

$ cap go:down

And then after the bug is fixed:

$ cap go:live

If you need to undo the application setup (i.e nginx, unicorn and postgres) configs

$ cap debot:takedown

NB: This will undo the setup for your postgres database, nginx and unicorn config files for the application in question.



(I am just pouring out ideas on this gem, as i use it on multiple projects. it is under constant development. You are welcome to contribute, try it out and give feeback)


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request