[Mongrel] Sites that use Mongrel

Sunder talk2sunder at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 23:59:49 EDT 2006

Add www.gradswanted.com and the soon to be launched www.campuschai.com to
the list. I owe it big time to zed, before mongrel, I was suffering in
fastcgi land with no end in sight. Lighttpd made it slightly better, but
mongrel was paradise.



On 10/4/06, Kirk Haines <wyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be an interesting topic.  I bet there are quite a few.
> I just released one that 1/2 runs on Mongrel.  http://direxionfunds.com
> It was released before it was _quite_ ready, but the last of the
> content is getting inserted today.  I am still waffling on how I will
> leave it running longterm.  Right now it uses a slightly modified
> version of the Mongrel http parser with EventMachine to front IOWA,
> all reached via an Apache proxy, but I am also alternately running it
> under Mongrel 0.13.4 in its entirety, with an IOWA handler, and
> comparing the performance patterns now that real users are hitting the
> site.
> The site is completely dynamic, with all content and navigation
> generated from data inserted into a database via a simple CMS system,
> and all fund performance information pulled from a db that is updated
> automatically via data feeds.  There is also a second, by-login-only
> site that sits on top of this one, in the same URL space, so if you
> are an investment professional, you login, and then index.html and
> other parts of the site show you different things.
> Performance in this setup is better than anything except maybe one
> using fcgi (the site should peak at about 200 dynamic reqs/second,
> which is WAAAY more than it'll ever get), but this is brain dead
> simple to setup and manage, so I like it much more than I like fcgi,
> and I can toggle pure Mongrel or Mongrel/EM hybrid operation in about
> 2 seconds, too. Good stuff.
> I am pleased with what you have brought to the table with Mongrel,
> Zed.  Thanks for your continued work.
> Kirk Haines
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