Standalone CGI Server - Question for Group
mt_horeb at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 29 14:00:17 CET 2002
Thanks for the feedback re. Apache. I appreciate it!
The reason that I'd like to find a native Python script is as follows:
I started to build a proof of concept Web app for a company that
queried a customer database and generated search results. The company
loved it and wanted to have me create a few "pilots" for salespeople.
If I can simply have them install Python and install an additional
module or two, it would be easier than asking non-technical sales
folks to also install Apache.
I agree, Apache is very painless. On the other hand, less is more in
this scenario and, frankly, now I'm just being stubborn and trying to
get Python to act as its own CGI server. Has anyone had luck making
this work in a Window 9x
Roger <haaserdnospam at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<3CA3D86A.7080806 at yahoo.com>...
> With only a year+ of experience, I second the motion for Apache. I
> started with Microsoft PWS, tried a couple of other "simple" solutions
> and wound up using Apache. The configuration files tend to look
> overwhelming as there are a lot of choices, but for the most part the
> defaults are what you want.
> I would also suggest you take a look at Webware's WebKit at
> http://webware.sourceforge.net/. It provides an object-oriented
> framework for your web applications and makes DEBUGGING your scripts
> easy (which is what you will need).
> I also use MySQL for a database, and MySQLfront as a gui interface to
> MySQL. All of these are free and all have Linux versions (with the
> exception of MySQLfront).
> Gerhard Häring wrote:
> > Sloth wrote in comp.lang.python:
> >>I've looked at Apache, Xitami, Zope, Medusa, et. al and think they are
> >>wonderful applications. On the other hand, they are overkill for what
> >>I want to be able to do - have Python start a CGI server, serve a
> >>page, get form data, get data from a database, and display dynamic
> >>content. I don't need anything industrial strength, just something
> >>that can handle a single user.
> > Maybe it's just me, but I often have difficulties to understand the
> > point of the "overkill" argument.
> >>Any thoughts? I sincerely appreciate everyone's help!
> > If you can spare 5 megs of RAM and a little disk space, just go for
> > Apache (or Xitami, or whatever). When you're running the webserver and
> > are not using it currently, it'll be swapped out anyway, so why
> > bother?
> > It's a myth that Apache is complex to get running, here's what you'd
> > need to do on Windows:
> > 1) Install Python
> > 2) Install Apache
> > 3) edit etc/httpd.conf and add the line
> > ScriptInterpreterSource Registry
> > at the end of the file.
> > 4) Write your Python CGI scripts in cgi-bin and name them .py
> > Gerhard
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