I am new to Rails, like totally new. I am not new to application
having near 10 years experience with data mining and store front
with various Java web severs.
I see a ton of power in Rails but I am slightly put off by what looks
difficulty when running Rails apps under Apache. So I am posting a few
prelimenary questions of getting Rails apps going under Apache.
If there is a site with info on getting Rails apps going under Apache,
give me a pointer.
I understand the basic bottleneck of Ruby being an interpreted language
Rails being basically a set of CGI scripts with the resulting need to
a Ruby interpreter for each CGI call. Certainly this is one of the
advantages to using Java there is only one launch of the JVM which
all CGI calls. But this is not enough to deter me away from using the
If a given site is not going to get a large number of hits is the use of
FastCGI a must under Apache or can I just use Rails as is? I know
FastCGI going in Apache is not quick. What are the guidelines here as
site load vs need?
Is there a basic pointer as to how to port a working web app that runs
WEBrick to Apache?
Thanks for all the help