(posting this here because i meant to yesterday)
I've reported this several times to DH support, and they keep telling me to check out what the guy from convergantarts has to say about it, and it's getting frustrating:
RoR IS TOO SLOW TO START ON DH.
It's that simple. FCGI takes too long to start processes. Look at other hosts who run RoR, it's SIGNIFICANTLY faster to load the first time.
I do not have ANY errors in my site--my logs are completely clean. But FCGI crashes frequently and we're talking about nearly 15 FULL SECONDS to load the first time.
This is not acceptable!