In this workshop, we're going to show you how to set up a "reverse proxy" between your Rails app and the Internet at large. We've going to use a high-performance web server called Nginx as our reverse proxy. Nginx will also serve the static files in our app's "public/" directory, so Rails doesn't have to.
We'll also set up Unicorn, an HTTP server that will manage connections to your actual Rails app. Unicorn is good for your site's stability and speed.