ANN: mod_wsgi 1.0c1 now available

Graham Dumpleton Graham.Dumpleton at
Fri Jul 27 03:19:25 CEST 2007

The initial release candidate for version 1.0 of mod_wsgi is now
for final testing. The software and documentation are both available

The mod_wsgi package consists of an Apache web server module designed
implemented specifically for hosting Python based web applications
support the WSGI interface specification.

Examples of major Python web frameworks and applications which are
known to
work in conjunction with mod_wsgi include CherryPy, Django, MoinMoin,
Pylons, Trac and TurboGears.

Hosted WSGI applications may be run in 'embedded' mode, in the style
mod_python, or 'daemon' mode, in a style somewhat similar to that of

Embedded mode would generally be used where dedicated servers are
available. The mode would allow the scalability and process management
features of Apache to be fully utilised to achieve maximum performance
your application.

Daemon mode would instead be used where applications need to be
from each other. This mode would thus be suitable for shared hosting
environments where applications need to be run in distinct processes
running as the user which owns the application and not the user which
Apache runs as.

The Apache module can be compiled for and used with either Apache 1.3,
or 2.2, although daemon mode is only available on Apache 2.X running
UNIX. When running on UNIX systems, either the single threaded
'prefork' or
multithreaded 'worker' Apache MPMs can be safely used.

If you have any questions about mod_wsgi or wish to provide feedback,
the Google group for mod_wsgi found at:


Graham Dumpleton

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