Rails applications deployed as subdomains of Rails application - how to?

Sorry about the subject line, but I couldn’t think of a better way to state my problem.

I’ve got a Rails app deployed at www.main-domain.com. I need to deploy copies of that app to subdomains like sub1.main-domain.com, sub2.main-domain.com, etc. Each subdomain could use the same app code, but each must have it’s own database. (They also need their own images, stylesheets, etc.) None of the examples I’ve been able to Google up have that characteristic. They all assume a shared database with the subdomain’s data being filtered in the model. I would really appreciate any thoughts / experience / pointers to stuff I’ve missed in my Googling that might put me on the right track.

Thanks,

Bill

Bill Walton wrote:

I've got a Rails app deployed at www.main-domain.com. I need to deploy
copies of that app to subdomains like sub1.main-domain.com, sub2.main-domain.com,
etc. Each subdomain could use the same app code, but each *must* have it's
own database. (They also need their own images, stylesheets, etc.) None of the
examples I've been able to Google up have that characteristic. They all assume
a shared database with the subdomain's data being filtered in the model. I would
really appreciate any thoughts / experience / pointers to stuff I've missed in my
Googling that might put me on the right track.

Since you *must* have own database as a requirement the simplest
solution is to deploy one app for each sub-domain. You can use Virtual Host
to set this up.

The down side is code maintenance can get complicated.

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