Slightly OT, but wanted some specific advice from other railers…
We have just set up a dedicated Debian box, with a lean installation of
Lighttpd, MySQL and Rails (with the obvious Ruby libraries underneath).
We have our first app up and running, with lighttpd set up for one fcgi
proc (for now). This is an internal, authenticated app with relatively
low traffic, but we plan to add additional rails apps to this server in
Now to my question: I am looking to set up some cron jobs to maintain
everything. Any suggestions, particularly with regard to lighttpd and
cleaning up after FCGI? Should I be gracefully restarting the server
every once and again?
The setup is a dual 800 Xeon with 1.25 GB of RAM. Everything is stored
on an a ~70GB SCSI array.