This guide will show you how to deploy the Spree Commerce to Shelly Cloud. Before we can start you need to create an account. Shelly Cloud is a git-based cloud hosting, so make sure that your application is under Git version control system.


First you need to install client tool and login to your account

$ gem install shelly
$ shelly login

This procedure will upload your SSH public key.

To fill up application requirements you need to just add one gem into your Gemfile

 gem 'rails', '4.0.2'
+gem 'shelly-dependencies'

shelly-dependencies gem includes thin and rake gems. It will also configure your application to serve static assets and compile assets on request.

Creating new cloud

Create new cloud for your application by running shelly add. Just remember to choose PostgreSQL as a database engine.

As you can see the Cloudfile appeared. It defines your cloud structure. Now you have to add it to your git repository and push to shelly remote:

$ git add Cloudfile
$ git commit -m "Added Cloudfile for Shelly Cloud"
$ git push shelly master

There is no need to configure PostgreSQL credentials, because Shelly Cloud generates it by default. More information can be found in documentation.

Importing sample Spree data

You can load sample Spree data by running

$ shelly rake 'spree_sample:load'

or just

$ shelly rake 'db:seed'

for loading basic seeds.

Shelly Cloud will run db:setup task if there is no db/schema.rb file. During the seed task (which is a part of setup), Spree asks for user login and password. Shelly Cloud is non interactive, so you need to set AUTO_ACCEPT flag as an environment variable. You can set it using dotenv gem.

Storing files

Shelly Cloud provides local file storage which is shared between all virtual servers. The only thing that you have to do is to create config/deploy/shelly/before_restart hook with the following content:

set -e

mkdir -p disk/spree
ln -s ../disk/spree public/spree

Pushing to Shelly Cloud

Shelly Cloud is a git-based cloud hosting, so all you need to do is to run

$ git push shelly master

for push and deploy your application. Now you can start your cloud by running

$ shelly start

You do not have to run migrations manually. Shelly Cloud runs rake db:migrate task on each deployment.