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This is somewhat related to:-

http://community.webfaction.com/questions/199/share-a-django-webfaction-app-between-multiple-projects

I'm just wondering whether I should just create a new app from webfaction control panel everytime I need new django app or modify my existing apache setup created in the first app to have virtual hosts as described in the related question.

In term of memory usage, which one make sense ? One benefit of creating app from the control panel is I don't have to configure anything as it just work.

asked 17 Jan '11, 06:19

k4ml
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You'll use less memory overall by combining two applications into a single Apache instance. It won't be a huge saving but every little bit counts when you're struggling to keep below your memory limit. Setting up a brand new application each time is definitely easier and is what most people tend to use.

I would recommend experimenting and seeing which one better fits your needs.

If you're really adventurous, you could experiment with something like Gunicorn. It's really lightweight and fast. I've used it to deploy a few toy applications and it's been nothing but wonderful for me :)

One thing to watch out for when running multiple apps from a single Apache instance is configuration. If you make a mistake in your Apache config in one site, it'll impact the other site, too (500 errors would be shown on both).

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answered 17 Jan '11, 06:27

David L ♦♦
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Found this post on the old forum:-

http://forum.webfaction.com/viewtopic.php?pid=17807

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answered 12 Feb '11, 11:21

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