I have just created a new personal blog using GitHub's user pagers. I would like to enable comments using juvia (I do not wish to use services like disqus).

The last step in the installation instructions for juvia is

7. Deploy this application to Phusion Passenger or whatever application server you prefer.

I am new to web content creation, so I'm not entirely sure of all the details of this. I see here that Phusion Passenger is a web app server. I understand that juvia requires a server to run and that I paste in some JavaScript into my posts to connect my posts to the server running juvia.

Here is my conditional question:

Can I use my GitHub pages account to run the juvia server?

  • If so, how?
  • If not, how do I go about using Phusion Passenger to host my juvia server (and subsequently use in my github pages)? Will I need some sort of account? The instructions here don't mention creating an account which seems odd to me.
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    GitHub pages only support static file serving, so you won't be able to run the server (which looks like a Ruby app). Look for Ruby app hosting, but just be aware this will require configuration and probably need at least a few hundred dollars a year. Disqus may be your best option. May 15, 2013 at 1:58

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No, you will have to host the server elsewhere as Aaron Yodaiken has pointed out. You can still use it on the static pages (the client-side javascript) but you will have to host the server elsewhere.

You could check out railshosting to find a hosting provider.

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