Initial request to droplet extremely slow after longer periods of inactivity

April 9, 2015 837 views

I'm running this Rails app on DO (FreeBSD). Lately I've been experiencing extremely slow initial requests after longer periods of inactivity. Subsequent requests are fine.

At first I thought it was my PostgreSQL database or the Rails app itself, but now I doubt that's the case as I just realized SSH connections made simultaneously with those initial requests are equally slow.

Has anybody ever encountered anything similar?

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