[Web-SIG] Re: Preferred set of WSGI servers
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Apr 29 20:20:05 CEST 2005
mike bayer wrote:
> while this is not an exciting option, if separate per-user processes are
> needed, there is always apache going via mod_proxy to sub-instances of
> apache that run for each user's account on different ports, each running
> mod_python. im not sure how feasable that is to run many servers in
> various shared environments but I would think most other approaches
> involve some per-user daemon as well...and i think apache is pretty
> lightweight if configured so.
Well yes, that *could* be done, but I don't think many Apache hosting
providers currently do it - most of them simply give each customer site
its own virtual host, with appropriate AllowOverrides to allow the
customers to control the site through .htaccess files.
Another possibility for shared hosting is chroot jails, but again this
is a minority of hosting providers.
>>>Peter Hunt wrote:
[no he didn't, that was me]
>>Seems to me that mod_python isn't really suitable for a shared-hosting
>>environment because of the need to restart the server when
>>indirectly-imported modules are updated, a situation that I believe
>>mod_python does not detect.
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