Today I’ve installed Phusion passenger on one of our servers. I wanted Redmine for one of our projects so this seemede a nice opportunity to install it.
Installation was a breeze. For mod_rails as well Redmine.
So I was thinking: we have mod_rails installed, we could offer some rails hosting to attract new customers.
But I see three bears on the road with using mod_rails in a shared hosting environment.
1. Same user
Every modrails site runs on the same user :( I’ve spent hours on configuring fastcgi and suexec. But now every hosting custommer’s scripts run under their own user. Would be nice if modrails supported something like that.
I couldn’t find an option to limit the memory usage per mod_rails site. And I know how memory hungry rails can be :(
Modrails doesn’t support host aliases. This is overcomable but feels like a hack. Wouldn’t it be nice if modrails supported aliases :) Pleeeeeeaaaaase?
Maybe I haven’t read the documentation to well and are my points useless :) In that case: please let me know!