Topic: How much RAM should I Allocate for Rails?
I'm bringing up a new dedicated server that I'll use to host a few sites. None are really high volume, intense sites. Right now I'm pondering whether I can stay with 512MB or RAM or if I need to go to 1GB. The php sites as well as MySQL are doing just fine with 512. I've been playing with rails though, and plan on hosting one or two rails apps. They will be low volume in terms of activity and I plan on probably using mongrel behind Apache since I already have Apache running to serve the php pages and it's what I'm familiar with. Anyway, how much of a memory hit am I going to take with using Mongrel to host the web app? Is it going to be a major memory hog for only 1, maybe 2 sites with very low activity?