RESTful and HTTP APIs in Pyramid Transcripts
Chapter: Deploying your REST service to DigitalOcean on Ubuntu
Lecture: Concepts: Deployment

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0:01 Let's review the various steps we had to take to configure our servers.
0:04 We installed a bunch of things via aptitude
0:08 in order to get our server ready to run what we needed,
0:11 we installed μwsgi, we installed Python 3,
0:13 we installed nginx and a bunch of other stuff along there,
0:17 we stalled the get, command, line tools and so on.
0:20 So that's all in that setup_script.txt, I said txt not sh
0:24 because you really aren't supposed to run the whole thing
0:27 there's a few steps that require manual intervention and so on.
0:30 I guess you could run it once and just sort of realize
0:34 ok, here's where I enter my username and password for github and things like that
0:38 but however you want to use it, you can make it a full on proper script;
0:42 there's a bunch of stuff in there that we'd ran that I'm not showing here,
0:45 but these are the key configurations for the various pieces set up by those steps.
0:49 So first of all, in order, we saw in order to run μwsgi,
0:53 by pointing it at our configuration file, it needs a μwsgi section
0:56 so this goes into production.ini, and see the μwsgi section
1:00 what you want to listen to that could be a socket
1:03 instead of http, where's the working directory,
1:06 how many processes, where to log to, things like that.
1:09 So, make sure this just goes at the beginning or really anywhere I suspect,
1:13 but you can put at the beginning of your production,ini.
1:16 Then, we have to register a μwsgi as a service, using system d
1:21 so here we gave it like a description name and a target
1:24 so we can run as soon as sys log is going,
1:27 and then the execution path is to run μwsgi with any -paste option
1:32 pointing at production.ini, and giving it the working directory.
1:35 Other than that, you can pretty much just say this is just standard
1:38 a system d service file; in order for this to do anything,
1:42 we have to copy it to /etc/systemd/system
1:45 and then you could just say refer to it as auto_service
1:50 if you used the service extension on the file you can omit it
1:53 when you're interacting with it on the command line.
1:56 The other thing in addition to μwsgi that we used is nginx.
1:59 So here we set up a configuration for nginx, we said
2:03 I want you to listen to auto_service.talkpython.fm
2:07 you saw that I removed the default website,
2:09 so you could also go to this by ip address,
2:13 and it'll just use the one and only thing it has this,
2:15 but you can have many different servers and many different server names
2:19 and things like that, you can just have a different server name here and it'll only listen
2:24 at that point to that particular domain name, not just the ip address.
2:28 So we're listening on port 80, we're mapping static files
2:31 with a year-long cash to where the static files go,
2:34 again we copy this to etc/nginx/sites-enabled
2:38 and then there was some more stuff after the server set up
2:41 and the static we set the location for \ onward just
2:44 pass the url off to my application I am configuring below
2:48 which is to basically do a little bit of setup on headers
2:53 and gzip for speed, and then say we're just going to do
2:57 a proxy pass over to μwsgi, to the main masterpiece
3:00 running at port 8999 locally, could be another machines actually,
3:05 but right now it's locally, and then that thing will figure out which sub process
3:09 is going to actually, work or process is going to handle that individual request
3:13 There you have it, we have our service running very nicely
3:16 on a nice, cheap, high performance, Digital Ocean server for five bucks a month.