[HCoop-Help] django server

Hcoop eyecreate at hcoop.net
Thu May 7 09:56:51 EDT 2009

thanks, for your replys. If mod_python is the best option for hcoop, how
would I go setting it up to run in the background?

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Benjamin Hell <beni at hcoop.net> wrote:

> Adam Chlipala wrote:
> > Benjamin Hell wrote:
> >> I have a Django-powered site on hcoop, running my own apache daemon
> >> with mod_python. I don't really know whether this is needed at our
> >> setup, since Django can be run in different ways:
> >>
> >> Maybe mod_wsgi or FastCGI are possibilities on the "generic" hcoop
> >> apache instance.
> >
> > Do you know enough about Django to explain why they don't offer a simple
> > CGI deployment scenario?
> I'm afraid, not really. I just know that they recommended mod_python
> in the past and mod_wsgi nowadays. Maybe looking at a major
> difference between FastCGI and "normal" CGI gives a clue, though:
> FastCGI allows the code to stay in memory as I understand it,
> whereas CGI does a complete startup from scratch each time a request
> is served. Taken that Django is a rather complex environment with a
> lot of individual files to be read, compiled to byte code if
> necessary and executed, the startup time for a Django application
> serving a request might just get too long.
> But this is just a guess - I've already had mod_python running
> before I looked at Django, so there was no real need to think about
> these issues.
> Cheers,
> Beni
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