Topic: Mongrel advice needed
I have 1 dedicated server with the following spec..
Single 2.8 processor
1 gig ram
I am wanting to host multiple sites on this 1 server using vhosts with apache/rails/mongrel.
What i am unsure of is how the whole clustering thing works and whether my server is adequate for this job.
I expect the site to have low-medium traffic and am happy to move busy sites onto there own servers later as needed.
I am unsure of the capabilities of a single mongrel instance.
Through experimentation i figured i need a minimum of 1 per site that i want to host otherwise domain1 would point to domain2 etc
How well do you feel mongrel will perform on a server of this spec?
What is a realistic number of instances i could run on this spec?
If for instance i wanted to host 4 sites and i had 8 mongrel instances i could have 2 per domain or share them based on traffic.