Newbie dedicated server setup - part 1
So I've finally decided to turn my back on Dreamhost and set up a dedicated server.
I've decided to go for Ubuntu + RubyOnRails + MySQL.
A thrilling prospect for any true geek, but also chilling, since I've no real linux sysadmin experience...This is going to be a very interesting weekend.
I'm going for Ubuntu because I've been toying with Breezy, Hoary and Dapper for some time now on my laptop, and I like it. Similarly, I've developed a few minor projects on Rails recently, and the framework just feels right for me.
Apache seems a logical choice as webserver (Webrick is not production material and lighttpd seems to have stopped playing nicely with FastCGI), so there you have it...Apache it is. But I *do not* want to have the same shitty performance issues as I've been having on Dreamhost! No hanging dispatch.fcgi processes and unexplainable unresponsiveness, no freaky "incomplete headers sent" crap.
Like I said, interesting days a-comin'...
Interestingly, Angsuman Chakraborty seems to be doing almost exactly the same thing this weekend...