Is hostmonster any good for hosting python?

Tim Chase python.list at
Thu Oct 11 14:18:57 CEST 2007

>> According to hostmonster's list of features, they do support python.
>> Does anybody have any experience with hostmonster?
> I'm using host monster to run my html-only site. However, I want to
> add some python cgi, and I'd prefer to extend that to the Django
> framework. I've had some issues getting cgi support. I've IM'd with a
> tech rep and all they could tell me is that "yes, they do support
> python cgi." From what I've seen, they don't have the mod_python
> module installed for Apache. Without mod_python, I don't think you can
> install Django. Not sure about other pythonic web frameworks.

While vanilla CGI is a really bad idea for Django, in addition to
mod_python, Django supports FastCGI for deployment if your
hosting service doesn't give you mod_python access.


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