normally I am doing all my webprojects with PHP. But now I am planning
to use a framework, either Ruby On Rails, or Java in particular J2EE
with Java Spring, or Struts Shale.
Well, I already tried RoR a few month ago, so I am simply comparing it
to the Java alternatives now. My problem is, that maybe using Java for
my projects is like using a dredger to grub a small hole But on the
other hand I don’t know, how heavily my next project will be used. Maybe
I have 50 requests per second, or only 50 requests per hour. I only have
one server for this project (1,5 GHz, 512 MB RAM) and I am not sure, if
ruby on rails can manage 50 requests per second. Any experiences?
I don’t know, how Tomcat behaves compared to ruby on rails. Does anybody
know, which one scales better? Which one needs more Cpu Power, or memory
usage? PHP seems to use less memory, or cpu power compared to RoR. Or
would it be possible to run similar webapps like amazon, or ebay with
RoR? (Having enough server capacity assumed)
With Java it is possible to share the application on several servers (if
this case should occur). Is this possible with RoR too?