I am running my own webserver on a 384MB VPS from Slicehost to serve two Ruby on Rails applications on separate Virtual Hosts. I am running Phusion Passenger with Apache2. The following is the contents of my Passenger.conf
<IfModule passenger_module> PassengerRoot /opt/ruby-enterprise-1.8.6-20090610/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.2.11 PassengerLogLevel 0 PassengerRuby /usr/local/bin/ruby PassengerUserSwitching on PassengerDefaultUser nobody PassengerMaxPoolSize 3 PassengerMaxInstancesPerApp 2 PassengerPoolIdleTime 300 # Ruby on Rails Options RailsAutoDetect on RailsSpawnMethod smart NameVirtualHost *:80 </IfModule>
If i do a 'top' on my server I have 314MB used on average, this seems like too much? Am I mistaken and if not what possible steps can I take to reduce the Memory usage?