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

Johan Fredrik Øhman johanfo at
Sun Mar 16 23:21:45 CET 2003

Check out Draco   It is quite similart to jonpy,
vut I think this one has the edge.


"Chris" <bit_bucket5 at> wrote in message
news:fa7108b0.0303141255.7171e2b6 at
> 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:
> 1. Is there any good ballpark figure on an upper limit of throughput
> for Python cgi pages that need to connect to mysql?  I realize this
> depends on many things, but I guess I am wondering if this is even a
> sane option for a "moderately busy" website where almost all pages
> will be dynamic and will need to create a db connection?  I'm thinking
> online store if that helps at all.
> 2. What are other options available via commercial hosts?  Is
> something like "mod_python" or "Webware" commonly available on
> commercial hosts (I know nothing much about either one, btw)?  Or some
> of the other Python web application frameworks I see mentioned?  Seems
> like a lot of these would require that you own the hosting machine and
> have total control over it, which wouldn't be an option here.
> Any words of advice appreciated.  I really would like to develop it in
> Python and don't want to go down a path that is unrealistic.
> -Chris

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