Tiny, fast & funny HTTP server
Thin is a Ruby web server that glues together 3 of the best Ruby libraries in web history:
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A small and fast Ruby web server
gem install thin
thin to your
A +thin+ script offers an easy way to start your Rack application:
example directory for sample applications.
Usage with Rails Action Cable
To use Thin with Action Cable, add the following to your
gem 'faye-websocket' gem 'thin' # If not already done
Rails.application.config.action_cable.use_faye = true Faye::WebSocket.load_adapter 'thin'
Use a rackup (config.ru) file and bind to localhost port 8080:
thin -R config.ru -a 127.0.0.1 -p 8080 start
Store the server process ID, log to a file and daemonize:
thin -p 9292 -P tmp/pids/thin.pid -l logs/thin.log -d start
Thin is quite flexible in that many options can be specified at the command line (see
thin -h for more).
You can create a configuration file using
thin config -C config/thin.yml.
You can then use it with all commands, such as:
thin start -C config/thin.yml.
Here is an example config file:
--- user: www-data group: www-data pid: tmp/pids/thin.pid timeout: 30 wait: 30 log: log/thin.log max_conns: 1024 require:  environment: production max_persistent_conns: 512 servers: 1 threaded: true no-epoll: true daemonize: true socket: tmp/sockets/thin.sock chdir: /path/to/your/apps/root tag: a-name-to-show-up-in-ps aux
Ruby License, http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt.
The parser was originally from Mongrel http://mongrel.rubyforge.org by Zed Shaw. Mongrel is copyright 2007 Zed A. Shaw and contributors. It is licensed under the Ruby license and the GPL2.
Thin is copyright Marc-Andre Cournoyer [email protected]
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Thin README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.