how do I set my database to production ?

I know how to set the paswords and database names in database.yml,
but I haven't found in my book
where do I set rails to use the production database ? What will be
different once I do that ?
Is prod more secure and there is less logging ? It allways uses the
dev database at the moment.

When you start your server use a -e production i.e.

ruby script/server -e production


I have a site, I never start the server there. I'm
not sure how I would do it and I don't recall seeing it in their docs.
I figured I must have read something on this and forgotten it, but the
method you mention I don't ever recall reading and I have a whole
bunch of books ...

Hi, you'll need to do the following:

1) uncomment the following in <path_to_rails_app>/config/environment.rb

     ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'

2) set the required fields in your <path_to_rails_app>/config/database.yml

Good luck,