I was doing a "top" to see what processes come alive when the lsws is reloaded. I noticed that all the rails apps were fired up for about 5 seconds. This causes cpu spikes. I wanted to see what kind of performance hit that would be. Using httperf for load testing. While doing the load test I did a couple of reloads. The reloads cause a more then half drop in performance. I figure one of the reason is because of all of those ruby process are firing up, only to be shut down seconds later. Is there a way for the webserver not to fire those ruby process up ? On that note, I cant user your new shared rails hosting just yet. Is there a way to reload a single rails app without having to tell the server to reload?