You can use Lighttpd on Windows with SCGI but not FCGI (as far as I know). In our tests, Apache+FCGI is comparable to Lighttpd + SCGI or Mongrel. Bottom line.... Windows performance isn't great but it's faster than PHP through IIS with CGI and close to PHP+FastCGI on IIS. (Make sure your dispacher shebang line points to rubyw.exe!) If you can, I'd recommend trying for Lighttpd on Linux. I get about 4 times faster performance there with the same application. We're going to attempt to use Linux even though we're a Windows shop, beecause of the performance boost as well as the ability to do some nice stuff with Switchtower (by which I mean Capistrano.) That and I'm tired of broken rake tasks and other odd issues. You'll want to run your own tests though to see how it will perform for you.
on 2006-03-09 21:10
on 2006-03-10 00:23