Setting up Rails for Virtual Hosting?

Carl Youngblood carl at
Tue Apr 22 16:03:50 MDT 2008

Those instructions are quite old.  I would not recommend using
lighttpd.  Until recently, the setup of choice was to use some kind of
software-based load balancer (such as mod_proxy_balancer) in front of
a few mongrel instances, but now there is an easier way.  There is a
new apache module called passenger that is very easy to set up:

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Steve Morrey
<lists at> wrote:
> Ok so I've finally decided to drink the kewl-aid and use Ruby on Rails as a
>  framework for some new sites I want to bring online.
>  It's all installed and running except that according to the directions I
>  used which are located here...
>  It appears that only one website can use rails.
>  I get that from the fact that according to the instructions we update the
>  lighttpd.conf file but it is setup for a single dedicated server instance.
>  Does anyone know how I might setup my own virtual / shared hosting
>  environment for Rails?  Is there a better way for this?
>  Thanks in advance!
>  Sincerely,
>  Steve
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