I’m a new Ruby on Rails developer who is working on applications for
several different clients using the Ruby on Rails framework. The
question that I’ve got to pose all of you concerns the differences
between mod_ruby and FastCGI. I’m thinking about trying to get my
webhost to install mod_ruby because it would run lightyears faster,
but there’s something I found about mod_ruby that they would probably
take issue with.
On the Wikipedia article for mod_ruby, it reads: “Its drawback is that
the characteristic sharing of classes among Apache processes is not
safe for multiple applications.” However, there is no citation.
So here’s my question - is this a serious safety concern? If so, how
did the developers of mod_php get around this problem? Is there
another, more secure, solution to running ruby apps on a web server
that is faster than mod_ruby?
Thanks in advance,