Hey Robby -
I must set up a Dedicated Server for a large community which is based
on ruby on rails.
What is the best, fastest & most secure server solution/configuration
I found several different opinions on the web...
- Lighttpd with fastcgi or mongrel
- nginx with fastcgi or mongrel
- apache 2 with fastcgi
Apache w/FastCGI was standard 3+ years ago... then Lighttpd came to
the rescue... then Nginx kicked both of their asses out of the water.
I'd look at using Nginx with a mongrel cluster if you're going to be
deploying to a Linux-based envrionment. This is the default
configuration that we use with our Rails Boxcar
couple questions for you Robby.
Do you use evented mongrels ?
How about the fair balancer patch for nginx ?
We have deployed both, and found the app server to be able to withstand high loads.