[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?

J

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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