Looks like Lighttpd is slimmer but equally powerful as Apache, right?
mostly. ive found certain modules are closely tied to apache (like ive
got some sites written in mod_python’s PSP whose parser is a C apache
module and so the apps are ‘trapped’ in apache). im guessing theres
similar cases for mod_perl, etc…
I’ve installed it, on Mac OS, but not sure where it’s located in the
system. I found the lighttpd.conf file, but inside the ruby folder. Is
that right? Is it like Apache that’s installed in one main folder?
you might want to ps aux | grep lighttpd. to investigate if its already
being launched on your system (i made a symlink from
/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf to the one in the rails dir initially). if
you have lighttpd in your PATH, running ./script/server will
automagically launch it instead of webrick.
mongrel is quite useful on its own, but i havent investigated if it can
run multiple rails sites per instance yet…