Newbie in developping Webapplications needs tips.

Afanasiy abelikov72 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 7 01:18:13 CEST 2003


On Fri, 06 Jun 2003 20:44:07 GMT, Afanasiy <abelikov72 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>I am still trying to switch to Python for web development, but
>have used it extensively in standard application development.
>
>For my requirements, mod_python ended up being the only solution.

I just wanted to add something I forgot, and one of a couple big reasons I
am not exactly diving into things just yet... mod_python is not safe for
shared hosts as far as I know. It has no equivalent of PHP's safe mode.
Apache 2's 'Perchild MPM' is supposed to deprecate this need, but that
still requires an httpd.conf edit and a restart of Apache for every user
added, very annoying, especially to shared hosters.

  http://apache.slashdot.org/apache/02/12/02/1346206.shtml?tid=
  http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/perchild.html
  http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2001-November/001705.html

I've also been pointed to various web forum threads by a couple ISP's
showing other reasons they cannot provide shared-host Python support.

However, I think this safe mode dilemma is the most significant reason.

-AB




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