I have a Rails application that manages several websites. Each site
has certain variables specific to that site. For example:
title = My Bookstore
domain = mybookstore.com
subtitle = Selling books since 1985
google_merchant_id = 03248203840329
google_merchant_key = 2039488lskdfj23498
show_prices = 1
title = My Parts Warehouse
domain = mypartswarehouse.com
subtitle = We have the parts you need
google_merchant_id = 242039483098899
google_merchat_key = 223j3ga4f3j4677jh
show_prices = 0
And so on.
Currently I’m storing all of this in the ‘sites’ table and hitting the
database for it on every page. I imagine the table will grow to 50 or
100 columns, with the various site settings I’ll need.
Does anyone have any opinion of a better place to store this stuff?
For example, I could put all these variables in a file and require the
file in the application controller. I’m not sure which would be
better for performance or whether there is a standard way of handling
Thanks in advance for any advice.