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1. Apache

1.1. Introduction

Download the

Follow the instructions on RunningYourOwnApache.


Download the latest version from http://apache.org

1.3. HTTPD.conf

1.3.1. Static media

You need to organize a couple of things in the Apache configuration file. First of all, you want an alias for your "favicon.ico". With a static web-site the favicon is in the document root. I prefer the favicon in the same directory as my other static media. Therefore you need an alias for the directory with your static media, as well as an alias for your favicon. Don't forget to add the Directory entry for this directory.

   1 alias /favicon.ico /YOURPROJECT/site_media/favicon.ico
   2 alias /site_media/ /YOURPROJECT/site_media/

For the Admin part of your Django project you will probably use the default Django admin pages and media files. Add a symbolic link to your Django directory (don't forget to add followsymlinks to your Apache configuration) and configure that one too.

   1 alias /media/ /YOURPROJECT/media/

2. Django

2.1. WSGI

You need to have a special WSGI script in your Django project. Don't put this one in the same directory as your settings file but use a subdirectory. Only then you can enter a separate Directory with the appropriate allow and deny. You don't want to expose your directory with your settings file.

2.2. Settings.py

2.3. More information

3. Alternatives

3.1. Django_cpserver

The application CherryPy is also very good in serving Python applications. CherryPy is also a Web Framework, but you can use it for serving only.