Website using Python--what's best architecture? CGI?

Jon Ribbens jon+usenet at unequivocal.co.uk
Fri Mar 14 23:46:27 CET 2003


In article <b4tk58$2534$1 at biggoron.nerim.net>, Gilles Lenfant wrote:
>> I would like to create a commercial website using Python.  It seems
>> that straight CGI would be the easiest option, but I'm wondering what
>> its top capacity would be, and also what other options are commonly
>> available for a website that I will be hosting through a commercial
>> host.  Here are some specific questions:
> 
> CGI is for mainly static sites with some forms processing and low traffic.
> For a highly dynamic site (data/objects driven browsing), you should
> consider using another solution (Webware, Zope, Quixote...).

Or something like jonpy (http://jonpy.sf.net/) which means you can
prototype your system using CGI and move to mod_python or FastCGI
later with no code changes... ;-)




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