[Tutor] Python isn't working with Apache (Windows)

George Fischhof george at fischhof.hu
Mon Jul 31 16:34:48 EDT 2017

2017-07-31 7:31 GMT+02:00 Christopher McGrath <mcgrath_ch at hotmail.com>:

> I am trying to run a simple python web script in a browser with apache. I
> have apache installed and running perfectly. I installed Ruby and Perl
> using instructions from here and worked perfect. http://editrocket.com/
> articles/python_apache_windows.html
> I did have to change my “shebang lines” for PERL and RUBY like these:
> #!Q:\LifeForce\perl\perl\bin\perl.exe
> #!Q:\LifeForce\Ruby24-x64\bin\ruby.exe
> As you can see, I didn’t install them on C: drive. They worked.
> I had Python 3.6 installed before and tried to test with these
> #!Q:\LifeForce\Python36-32\Scripts\pip3.exe
> #!Q:\LifeForce\Python36-32\Scripts\pip.exe
> #!Q:\LifeForce\Python36-32\Scripts\pip2.6.exe
> All the pip files in the Script directory.
> I also tried with #!Q:\LifeForce\Python36-32\python.exe. This one works
> worked from Window Command, but didn’t work from web browser like PERL and
> I tried downgrading to Python 2.7 and installed directly at C: drive and
> tested with
> #!C:\Python27\python.exe
> #!C:\Python27\Scripts\pip2.7.exe
> #!C:\Python27\Scripts\pip2.exe
> #!C:\Python27\Scripts\pip.exe
> Nothing worked. I don’t have any idea anymore. Please help!
> This is the simple code:
> print ("Content-type: text/html")
> print (" ")
> print ("<html><head>")
> print ("")
> print ("</head><body>")
> print ("Hello Python.")
> print ("</body></html>")
> I am trying to run directly from Apache htdoc dir. Not from cgi dir. I
> think something is wrong with the shebang line.
> This is the error output in the web browser:
> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was
> unable to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator at postmaster at localhost to inform
> them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just
> before this error.
> More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
> Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while
> trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
> This is what is shown in Apache’s error log:
> [Mon Jul 31 01:06:54.266478 2017] [cgi:error] [pid 5156:tid 1688] [client
>] malformed header from script 'test.py': Bad header:
> [Mon Jul 31 01:06:54.270479 2017] [authz_core:error] [pid 5156:tid 1688]
> [client] AH01630: client denied by server
> configuration: C:/Apache24
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Hi Christopher,

unfortunately I do not know much about your problem but I think it can be
useful to read about WSGI and WSGI web services, servers:





According to these articles I chose Flask for application server (it has a
built-in development webserver as well) and Waitress for webserver.
Maybe you can give them a try ;-)


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