[python-uk] Python under Plesk control panel
pyuk at getaroundtoit.co.uk
Mon Mar 3 23:31:45 CET 2014
Have you managed to persuade Plesk to manage a Python-controlled web
site? Pray tell...
I'm (trying to) teach myself to extend Python into the web environment.
(yes I know, it's at least five years since Tim Golden spoke to us about
BeautifulSoup and I listed 'Python-web' as a to-learn topic - even if
that was client-side. Sorry, some of us are 'slow learners'!).
Hence stepping out of my usual (PM) rôle, have drafted a basic
'brochure-ware' web site, with Python handling a simple form or two but
mostly managing page headers, menus, etc, templates.
Running on my own/local Apache dev.svr I had no problems - but the
back-slapping was premature...
Attempting to migrate to the client's existing Plesk-based host has been
problematic (fortunately only prototype pages - I'm 'careful' if
'slow'). A simple Python program can be called within the URL and will
emit HTML. Persuading a handler to communicate an interface object, eg
form values, seems to be the missing link... I can't figure-out a
combination of svr.setting directives and .htaccess commands to enable
mod_python, CGI, FastCGI, or WSGI (the latter evidently not even
present) to work, despite the 'advertising'.
The web host apparently lacks Python expertise (I've even given them the
vhost.confs which work on my server). The Parallels forums rarely even
mention Python. My web-searching has revealed only the reassurance that
I did things correctly locally - but don't seem to offer any (current)
config information for Plesk domains (cf establishing the entire Plesk
system as an ISP).
For other reasons, the client does not want to move all of her/their
Internet presence just to suit my Python plans/dreams/fantasies...
(but I'd like to be stubborn about not renewing my PHP skills)
PS Michael Foord: I landed on your web site - a second-part article
about CGI (IIRC) but the link to the first-part/configuration article no
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