Topic: RoR + Apache 2.2 + FCGI = Slow?
I am currently learning the language by following along with the "Pragmatic Rails" book and I must say that I am loving it so far. There is only one quirk that has been bothering me so far. Originally, I had it running on WeBrick via an Apache proxy forward (for seamless integration with current PHP-based site) but I hated having to restart the server every time I made a change. I then discovered the FastCGI module and thought it would be the perfect solution. I downloaded the module and got it up and running on my dev box. It works great but it is slow as molasses. Is there any way to speed it up?
Developement machine specs:
Windows XP Pro x64 Ed. SP2
Apache 2.2.4 w/ mod_fcgi
Latest versions of Ruby & Rails
Intel Pentium D 820
2GB DDRII SDRAM
20GB SCSI HDD for x64
40GB IDE HDD for x86
120GB SATA HDD for common/shared data
Btw I made almost no changes to the RoR app (Depot) other than uncommenting a few lines in .htaccess.