We have upgraded our host to a Dreamhost PS to improve our Rails performance. I had the expectation that using Mongrel would allow our app to start up immediately when you hit the page, and continue running, (unlike FasCGI which has to start up first). However, whenever I hit our Rail application, the first time I hit it for the day, it takes 30sec to 60 sec to start up. After that, it responds much more quickly.
I poked around our config directory, and didn’t find a config.yml file. How can I check to see if my Rails app is running FastCGI or Mongrel?
When I checked my log files, I found that all of these files development.log mongrel.log
fastcgi.crash.log production.log MYSERVER.potiondesign.com__ MYSERVER.potiondesign.com_cms_3000-mongrel.pid
had all been modified today.
So I feel like it is possible that some of my application is being executed in FastCGI and other parts in Mongrel?