Support for JBoss AS 7
Recently I saw some benchmarks that really opened my eyes on our ability to get Ruby on Rails apps running at about the same speed as Go. Of course if you know anything about Go, you know that that is incredibly impressive since Go's target is C/C++ performance and is only about 10-20% off from that in most use cases.
The trick is installing JBoss AS on cPanel and then deploying TorqueBox atop that. The new upcoming 4.x (codename TorqBox) release brings us to the performance level just shy of Go and far ahead of all the other options right now.
It would be nice to have out of box support for JBoss AS 7 so that we don't have to hack in support on a per deployment basis so that we can have superior Java app and Ruby / Ruby on Rails support that is first class.
Here is, for example, a walkthrough of installing TorqueBox on a debian based (ubuntu) server, but it should still act as baseline for some understanding: http://www.amberbit.com/blog/2014/1/20/torquebox-3-rails-4-zero-downtime-deployment-ubuntu-12-04/
Obviously the main goal here, though, is to have JBoss support so that we can just drop in a JBoss EAP overlay:
Of course please chime in if there are superior options to make this work better. We like to use cPanel for Ruby (Rails and Sinatra) deployments, but Passenger just isn't as superior a solution as TorqueBox.