Topic: Many small apps

I'm on Slicehost, and will be hosting several low-traffic Rails apps which will basically use rails for content management of the pages of the sites and take entries into the contacts database.

Basically, most of the pages will be page-cached.

What I'm looking for is a more memory conservative way of running these sites than mongrel, what are my options here?

Re: Many small apps

If almost all of the pages will be cached you could just run 1 mongrel instance per app and probably be fine. Your webserver won't even bother rails to serve the static pages. 

You could probably run 3 apps like this on a 256MB slice. Also if you're concerned about memory use Nginx instead of apache.

The slicehost articles repo has plenty of tutorials on how to set this all up.