Catalyst::Manual::DevelopmentServer - Development server deployment
The development server is a mini web server written in Perl. However, if you supply the
-f option to the development server, it will load the higher performance Starman server, which can be used as an application server with a lightweight proxy web server at the front.
Start up the development server
script/myapp_server.pl -p 8080 -k -f --pidfile=/tmp/myapp.pid
You will probably want to write an init script to handle stop/starting the app using the pid file.
Make sure mod_proxy is enabled and add:
# Serve static content directly DocumentRoot /var/www/MyApp/root Alias /static /var/www/MyApp/root/static ProxyRequests Off <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> # Need to specifically stop these paths from being passed to proxy ProxyPass /static ! ProxyPass /favicon.ico ! ProxyPass / http://localhost:8080/ ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/ # This is optional if you'd like to show a custom error page # if the proxy is not available ErrorDocument 502 /static/error_pages/http502.html
You can wrap the above within a VirtualHost container if you want different apps served on the same host.
Other web servers
The proxy configuration above can also be replicated with a different frontend server or proxy, such as varnish, nginx, or lighttpd.
Catalyst Contributors, see Catalyst.pm
This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.