[Tutor] web.py vs webwareforpython
marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 20:28:20 CET 2008
Sorry to jump in the middle here, but I have a somewhat related question...
I have a few websites set up for my clients, mostly using Mambo/Joomla
(PHP-based). My clients tend to be small brick-and-mortar businesses
(doctors, lawyers, etc.) who merely wish to use their website as an
extension of their marketing effort, not as a storefront, and generally I
set the thing up / perform updates, etc. and turn over the day-to-day
running of the site (posting new articles/pictures/videos, running fora,
sending newsletters) to a member of their staff.
I'd love to switch to a Python-based solution for my future and ongoing
projects, and Django looks very exciting to me, but... honestly, Django
won't run on most commodity-grade web hosts. And I'm frankly sick of
hearing the knee-jerk response "GoDaddy sucks! 1and1 sucks!" because, darn
it, they work just fine with Joomla. Django requires "long-running
processes", which a cheap webhost obviously doesn't like...
I don't really have anything against Joomla - it's worked well for me - but
I do feel pretty silly raving about how great Python is, and then when the
subject of web development comes up having to shuffle my feet and say
"...ummm... well, there I use PHP. But Python's really great!"
I also don't have a love affair going with GoDaddy or 1and1, but they've
both been very affordable and (especially GoDaddy) very easy to work with,
which I can't say for a lot of other companies I've dealt with. They've
also both been around for a few years, and I'm confident that they still
will be there in a few more. These are all very important to me and my
I'd like - if possible - to use a relatively mature framework which I can
then extend. I'm happy starting from scratch and experimenting with my own
personal hobby projects, but in this area I'd like the core functionality to
So my question is: does anybody have a good Python-based CMS / template /
whatever framework up and running on a commodity-priced, shared webhost? If
so, which one? Which host? Inquiring minds wanna know.
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