Mongrel + Lighty + Multiple Rails Apps : How to Route?


#1

Hello all,

I’m using Lighty-Win32 and Mongrel. I have one rails app working
against
http://hostname/. I want to know how to route lighty and my app to
http://hostname/appname1. I have multiple apps that I would eventually
want
to route with http://hostname/appname2, http://hostname/appname3, etc.
I am
not trying to “productize”, these are separate distinct apps that I’m
trying
to serve from the same host. If subdomaining is a better solution,
please
explain.

Thank you all for your help!


#2

I have not tried this with lighty but I imagine the problem might be
session
related. It seems to set the session scope via the hostname and so if
you
are doing authetication, separate domains might be safer. Otherwise, you
might have user id 1 in one app take user id 1 in another app. If they
are
separate domains, then the cookie is different and the sessions cannot
be
shared.

If I am wrong here, I would love to be corrected but I am reasonably
sure
this is how it works.