python web service or Apache?

Paul Rubin http
Mon Oct 26 19:54:51 CET 2009

rurpy at writes:
> Apache requires root access to the server machine,

Only to access the privileged ports.

> A small simple custom web server built with Python will likely...
> You can run it on a non-privileged port if you do not have
> root access to your server machine.

You can do that with apache as well.  Which is more complicated is a
little bit subjective.  I use both, and for something simple I
generally find it easier to throw together a custom server with, but it takes some familiarity with Python networking
to be able to do that.

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