Thin: slimmer and faster than mongrel

Posted by unixmonkey on January 05, 2008

We all know mongrel is the bees knees when it comes to serving Rails or Merb apps, even if its creator had a meltdown.

But there is a new kid on the block named thin that claims to run Rails apps almost twice as fast as mongrel. Check the graph.

Thin vs mongrel vs webrick comparison chart

A simple ‘gem install thin’ and going into your rails app and issuing ‘thin start’ is enough to get you shedding weight.

This is definitely something I’ll be playing with for the next few days.


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