This is going to be a VERY newbie question, so I’m going to have to apologize in advance!
I’m just reviewing the process to set a Meteor app into a production state by using ‘meteor bundle’, setting it up on a server and then running it using node with the ROOT_URL , MONGO_URL, PORT. I was able to get this working properly following the documentation. I currently setup a CENTOS VPS and used nginx to reverse proxy to the application. No problem. Works great.
I guess my question is; is there benefits to running this bundle versus just copying the whole application as is (like when you are developing) into my VPS and running the application using ‘MONGO_URL=‘mongodb://…’ meteor --port ####’?
Does the package size get smaller? Is there some optimization in play?
Once again I apologize for the question. I didn’t see anything in the documentation aside from it just saying “this is how you should deploy into production”, but it doesn’t really say why.