python web service or Apache?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at
Mon Oct 26 15:00:29 CET 2009

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 11:09 PM, Simon Forman <sajmikins at> wrote:
> 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...)

I have never made a web server before. So I don't know what criterion
I should use? If possible, would you please let me know what pros and
cons you can think of?

How to use apache and python together? Does each of them offer some
functions that are not available in the other? Thank you!

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