[Mongrel] Determining ideal number of Mongrels for an app?

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 11:54:15 EST 2006

On 11/28/06, Joe Ruby <joeat303 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What's a rule of thumb for guesstimating how many
> Mongrels to use in a cluster for an app? I have an app
> that gets about 5000 unique visitors per day. I
> figured I'd give it plenty of Mongrels -- twenty to be
> specific. After running out of memory and hitting the
> swap periodically, I scaled it back to five and it
> still seems to serve up visitors fine. So, is there
> some super-secret math fomula I can use to determine
> the ideal number of Mongrels I should start in a
> cluster for an app?

More information in the docs:

Also check about deployment:

> Joe

Hope That Helps,

Luis Lavena
Multimedia systems
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort,
which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that
is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

More information about the Mongrel-users mailing list