Does Python scale for heavy web loads?

Kevin Breit battery841 at
Fri Sep 8 00:27:22 CEST 2000

In article <8p85rh$hmi$1 at>, markhaliday at wrote:
> Question: Using Python as a CGI and running it under Apache, would
> Python realistically be able to handle 5,000 hits an hour and not
> degrade performance?  With Python's threading, (ex: using a
> script as an example) I call to render some information, only
> one thread runs right?  No other people can hit
> until finishes with its original request and serving the
> information back...Correct?
It should probably do a great job.  I mean, if you have poor code, nothing
will run well.  However, I think Mapquest/Yahoo uses Python for their Maps
and stuff.  I assume they get 50000 hits an hour ;)  Heres the URL for

I cut off some of the URL.  But you can see there.

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