mod_python - life's not that easy

Jack Diederich jack at
Fri Mar 21 09:14:02 CET 2003

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On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 10:47:21PM -0800, Hilbert wrote:
> Is it possible to use mod_python like mod_php, so instead of starting
> /usr/bin/python every time it would just process the python scripts as they
> are requested?

This is almost exactly what mod_python does.  It actually starts one
interpreter per apache child process that it keeps around until the child dies.
mod_php is so aweful I don't even want to talk about it.

> My application is very small scale. Other than the speed increase, what
> other advantages are to using pyhton scripts as apache handlers?

The main advantage is speed.  Even on a small application shaving .25 seconds
from a page-render time makes it feel much snappier.


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