python cgi speedup on iis

Robert Brewer fumanchu at
Fri Aug 20 18:55:47 CEST 2004

Charlie Taylor wrote:
> I'm looking for advice on how to speed up python cgi on 
> Windows IIS without
> going to an application server like Zope/WebWare/CherryPy/etc 
> (i.e. I have
> existing cgi scripts).
> mod_python seems like a good solution for Apache, is there something
> comparable for IIS?
> I notice that ASP scripts run an asp.dll which I believe 
> becomes memory
> resident to speed up VBScript execution.

Yes. Using app protection "Low (IIS Process)" this allows you to keep
Python modules in memory between requests.

> Is there any work on a python.dll anywhere?

There is a beta ISAPI floating around (sorry, Mark H., real busy!):

Robert Brewer
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