Apache module providing a WSGI compliant interface for hosting Python web applications.

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$330 donated, USD

Developer Info

Graham is developing this project as a donations-only project.

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Project Info

License is open-source.

6 people have contributed a total of $330.

Project Tags

apache mod_wsgi python wsgi

Project details

Although solutions exist for hosting Python web applications using Apache, they are either slow, complicated to use, unreliable, or not suitable for commodity web hosting.

The aim of mod_wsgi is to implement a simple to use Apache module which can host any Python application which supports the Python WSGI interface. The module would be suitable for use in hosting high performance production web sites, as well as your average personal sites running on commodity web hosting services.

The initial version of mod_wsgi already exists and is suitable for use on dedicated systems or virtual private servers. With suitable configuration it could also be used by web hosting companies specialising in providing hosting for Python web applications.

With a bit more work and encouragement, future versions of mod_wsgi will include additional features which should help it to also break into the truly low cost commodity web hosting market where Python is currently sadly lacking as an option.

Further details can be found in the extensive documentation on the mod_wsgi web site at The source code for mod_wsgi is also available, as well as pointers to binaries for Windows and Linux systems.

The mod_wsgi project is being developed by Graham Dumpleton.

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3 comments (oldest first)

Ben 17 years ago link

Just a few dollars more from DecentURL – mod_wsgi is working great for us.

Ben 16 years ago link

Just another $10 from me for your “imminent fatherhood”. Congrats. :-)

ericflo 16 years ago link

You’ve been such a champion of this project and it seems that you’ve gotten little to no recognition and even some pushback. I’m not part of a company (just a user), but I think that this is a very valuable project. Hopefully this helps a bit!

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