passenger-seat0.1.1 • Public • Published
Helper for setting application environment within Phusion Passenger for Apache
What is it?
A convience module for when your Dev & Prod machines differ in that one uses Phusion Passenger for Apache to deploy Node apps, and you don't want to change configurations.
Why dont' you use PhusionPassenger in both dev & prod?
Because shut up.
Will this also work with Phusion Passgener for Nginx and/or Standalone?
No idea, as these are both untested, and I have only ever used it with Phusion Passenger for Apache. However, I would suspect that it would work with Nginx as well, and not be needed at all for Phusion Passenger Standalone, since it will only run a single app at any given time.
How do I use it?
Just include & call it:
var port = ;
This will configure the PhusionPassenger object (if exists) and return the string of "passenger" to be used when you pass a port to your app.
If the PhusionPassenger object does not exist, it will first try to return the value of process.env.PORT (if set), otherwise it will use the default - which is '1337'.
To set your own default port number, you can simply pass it into the call like so:
// set default port to 3000var port = 3000;
In any case, once you have your port defined, you just pass it to your app
var server = http;
It is strongly recommended that passenger-seat is called as early as possible, as noted in the Phusion Passenger user group