I just switched my web apps over to mongrel, the new Ruby web server that’s gotten so much talk lately. It’s striking to see how much easier web application development has gotten in the last year. I have a few light web applications, and they are all now running with mongrel. I’m running a separate mongrel server for each and using lighttpd to proxy to them and serve a few static sites. Everything is running on a mac mini and is configured to be run automatically by launchd, the daemon manager on OS X.
July 08, 2006 — web servers