Media Temple is offering what seems like an interesting offering with
their Grid Server, claimed to be much superior to typical shared
servers, for $20/month. You can get a "Rails Container" with 64M as
part of this price, or with 256M for another $25/month. So its
$45/month for a 256M rails setup. You can have up to 100 domains and
multiple rails apps.
However... they allow only one Mongrel instance per container.
Everything I see about deploying on Mongrel talks about using multiple
instances with mongrel_cluster. MT says they may offer that in the
My question: just how bad is it to run a rails app with a single
Mongrel instance? If it gets, say, 1000 hits per day, is that really
much of an issue?