Deployment suggestions

I've recently deployed a couple of apps using lighttpd. It works well, and I have had nothing but problems trying to use apache.
I've looked at mongrel and litespeed as well. Mongrel seems to work well, and I'd like to use it because it would take advantage of our hardware load balancer, but lighttpd offers easy, powerful configuration, and it's really fast. I haven't used sendfile, but everything with lighttpd seems to be easy to use and works well. I'm strangely attracted to Litespeed, but the free version doesn't offer sendfile support.

Jason

jwm wrote:

Jason Norris wrote:

I've recently deployed a couple of apps using lighttpd. It works well,
and I have had nothing but problems trying to use apache.

I, like zdennis, have no problems at all running the Apache 1.3+FCGI configuration...
at least not yet anyway.

Long
www.edgesoft.ca/blog/read/2 - rails articles

I’ve run into mystery problems with Apache 1.3/FCGI and Apache 2.2/FCGI. I’d stay away…

I had one site that would constantly be running old code (hanging around FCGI processes), spawn random FCGI processes when the configuration was set properly to only have 3 processes, etc…Another site of mine randomly fires off the wrong ActionMailer process if the FCGI’s aren’t restarted every day or so (no bug in the code, strictly a weird FCGI thing).

Right now I’ve switched to Lighty/FCGI on a couple of my sites and am much happier. If you spawn your FCGI processes from the script/process suite it works wonderfully.

I’d love to move to Mongrel/Apache2.2 but right now the machines are in production and I’d rather not tweak a working system.