[typo] Another Frustrating Dreamhost/Rails/Typo experience
scott at sigkill.org
Tue Sep 6 17:28:19 EDT 2005
On Sep 6, 2005, at 2:17 PM, Mike Purvis wrote:
> Greetings List,
> I'm new to Rails and Ruby, but a reasonably experienced PHP/MySQL
> hacker. I seem to be have some problems similar to those discussed
> here a few weeks ago.
> My Typo installation (http://mikepurvis.com) works when set to
> dispatch.cgi, but it's Ruby on Snails. When I point to the fcgi
> dispatcher, it's nice and brisk until it seizes up and then I get
> 500s (represented by the "Typo Not Available" error...)
> At the moment of writing, it seems to be running, although "ps ax"
> on the server shows 15 running dispatch.fcgi processes.
> I'm running Typo from SVN (about 24 hours ago), and it's Ruby
> 1.8.2. The version of rails I'm not sure about.
> Okay, now it's going slow as molasses and the server is showing 8
> running processes including one that's "defunct".
> Any suggestions?
Try switching from dynamic fcgi to static fcgi. It'll result in a
lower load for your hosting provider and faster (and more reliable)
performance for you. I'm not sure how you do this with dreamhost,
I documented what I did at http://scottstuff.net/blog/articles/
2005/07/19/apache-tuning-for-rails-and-fastcgi. You might want to
turn the number of processes down to 1 or 2; with caching enabled,
there shouldn't be a big performance difference, and it'll save a lot
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