I’ve been running with the plugin for a few weeks now and my cron
script, which hits my site every 5 minutes, 24/7, has only returned an
error twice. I believe both were network issues. Dreamhost has a
bunch of servers however, and I don’t think they’re all configured the
same way, so your mileage may vary.
This won’t do anything about processes killed during idle times, so
you’ll still hit occasional slowdowns while rails initializes. If a
dispatch.fcgi is killed in the middle of a request though, it will
wait until the request is served to terminate. It’s a very simple
change and should be pretty much foolproof, but feel free to email me
if you run into trouble.
I find my site sometimes responds very slowly after hours of inactivity.
However, the frequency of the occurrence is very low with your
Your cron job hits your site every 5 minutes.
Do you think the cron job keeps the site active all the time and
prevents the slow load?
If that’s the case, the solution would be simple or it might not even be
a problem if visitors kept my site busy.
Unfortunately, I’m not an expert on Linux and Apache.