[Mongrel] Mass virtual hosting with mongrel

John Clayton john at fivesquaresoftware.com
Thu Sep 7 17:21:03 EDT 2006

Thanks, Charles.

That's how we were planning on handling the DNS. What I don't think  
your approach doesn't address for us is partioning the app (db,  
config, roots, resources) to isolate the impact on performance and  
data migration. True?


On Sep 7, 2006, at 12:43 PM, Charles Brian Quinn wrote:

> And if this is the case, we just wrote something up on using this kind
> of "subdomain" auth as part of a key -- all one app, serving up
> different "content" / "dashboards" / "features":
> http://cleanair.highgroove.com/articles/2006/08/14/simplied- 
> subdomain-authentication-in-ruby-on-rails
> The key is a DNS wildcard record:  *.yourdomain.com forwarded to the
> main web/app server and rules for handling what it does.
> I hope we didn't mangle your question too badly,
> On 9/7/06, Kirk Haines <wyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/7/06, John Clayton <john at fivesquaresoftware.com> wrote:
>>> How can one host multiple domains with mongrel? Assuming you are  
>>> mass
>>> vhosting and you also want the performance benefits of using  
>>> mongrel ...
>> If I remember right, you are looking at a situtation where you have a
>> single application that will have a different look and feel applied,
>> depending on the domain it is being served to, right?
>> So couldn't you just set up your app to look at the SERVER_NAME and
>> choose the theme for the content appropriately?
>> Then you just setup your Apache vhosts and feel all the traffic into
>> the same mongrel cluster, and you don't have to do anything at all at
>> the Mongrel level, right?  You leave it to your app to be multidomain
>> aware?
>> What am I missing?
>> Kirk Haines
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