Recommended Hardware for Ruby Setup


Hi all,

I would like to put together a hosting setup for a rails site. I am
expecting 300,000 page views a day ranging from static content to more
db intense inventory results pages. I am planning 1 MySQL server, 2
Mongrel App servers, and 1 Apache web server (to front my setup).

My questions are:

  1. Which OS’s are recommended? I was thinking FreeBSD or a linux
  2. What kind of hardware would be best for my setup? Beefy web and db
    servers and lighter mongrels etc…?

Grateful for any help.



Check out the setup Robot Co-op has


Url was cut off try this


Great thanks. I am going to cluster some machines this week to
experiment. Got a pile of crappy PIII’s to test on.