[Mongrel] Mass virtual hosting with mongrel

John Clayton john at fivesquaresoftware.com
Sat Sep 9 02:14:02 EDT 2006

Cool, thanks Zed.

On Sep 8, 2006, at 3:24 PM, Zed Shaw wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 14:49 -0700, John Clayton wrote:
>> Ok, I realize this thread should really be called "hosting
>> differently configured instances of the same app in a single mongrel
>> instance", but that doesn't read as well ;-)
>> I have looked over the source code for Mongrel and the various
>> adaptations and it looks like it's not too hard to add my own classes
>> that extend mongrel in the same ways as the rails and camping classes
>> do, by writing my own config and handler classes.
>> I think this is the right way to do this but I'd love to hear  
>> opinions.
> Yep, Mongrel's designed to be easily modified and extended, and to  
> make
> it easy to distribute your extensions using the GemPlugin system.   
> Just
> pack you stuff in a gem and tell people how to wire it up in a -S
> mongrel.conf.
> You'll want to read through http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/rdoc/ (which
> closely follows the pre-releases) and to look at the various  
> handlers in
> lib/mongrel/handlers.rb.
> You'll be much more closer to the bare metal, but you'll have more
> control and the ability to make things as fast as possible.
> -- 
> Zed A. Shaw
> http://www.zedshaw.com/
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