[Instantrails-users] Apache Config Question

David Morton mortonda at dgrmm.net
Wed Jun 7 00:02:25 EDT 2006


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Axiom Dadak wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I'm having a problem getting instant rails working well on apache. 
> 
> I created an alias that points to the apps' public directory and it
> works, but when I access my application it take a long long time.  Over
> 3 minutes sometimes.  But it does always work, just painfully slow.  I
> think it has to do with scgi but I'm unsure how to speed it up.

A rails application usually expects to run as a virtual host, not as a
subdirectory, which is what an alias will do.

To make it work, you need to edit the .htaccess file to include the new path,
and maybe some other hacks.  Something about a routing prefix....

Some links I turned up...

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/HowToSetTheBaseURLsOfYourRailsApps
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/HowtoDeployMoreThanOneRailsAppOnOneMachine

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