Introduction to Baremetal
Once you've grown beyond the confines and limitations of the cloud deployment providers, it's time to get serious: hosting your own code on big iron. Prepare for performance like you've only dreamed of! Also be prepared for IT and infrastructure responsibilities like you've only had nightmares of.
With Redwood's Baremetal deployment option, the source (like your dev machine) will SSH into one or more remote machines and execute commands in order to update your codebase, run any database migrations and restart services.
Deploying from a client (like your own development machine) consists of running a single command:
First time deploy:
yarn rw deploy baremetal production --first-run
yarn rw deploy baremetal production
If you haven't done any kind of remote server work before, you may be in a little over your head to start with. But don't worry: until relatively recently (cloud computing, serverless, lambda functions) this is how all websites were deployed, so we've got a good 30 years of experience getting this working!
If you're new to connecting to remote servers, check out the Intro to Servers guide we wrote just for you.