# Change a default Rails application enviornment
This will discuss how to change the environment so when someone types
rails s they boot in not development but in the environment they want.
# Running on a local machine
Normally when rails environment is run by typing. This just runs the default environment which is usually
The specific environment can be selected by using the flag
-e for example:
rails s -e test
Which will run the test environment.
The default environment can be changed in terminal by editing the
~/.bashrc file, and adding the following line:
export RAILS_ENV=production in your
# Running on a server
If running on a remote server that is using Passenger change apache.conf to to the environment you want to use. For example this case you see
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName application_name.rails.local DocumentRoot "/Users/rails/application_name/public" RailsEnv production ## This is the default </VirtualHost>