python web service or Apache?

Simon Forman sajmikins at
Mon Oct 26 05:09:07 CET 2009

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at> wrote:
> Although, python can be used to provide web service. The following
> webpage also mentioned, "Apache the best and most widely used web
> server on the Internet today, check it out. If you want to run your
> own web server this is the one to get, you can get binaries for both
> Windows and Unix. You can download the entire sourcecode if you want
> to check how it was made." Therefore, it would be better to use Apache
> rather than python to provide web service, right?

Both "best" and "better" (that website and you, respectively) omit
mention of the criteria used for the evaluation.

To determine what is "best" you must first answer "for what?"

(Also, it is reasonable to use /both/ apache and python together, with
mod_python or mod_wsgi, etc...)


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