Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Python hosting

Isn't the problem with mod_python that python modules are writable? That makes shared hosting infeasible, since hosters are either faced with:

  1. purging all modules in between requests
  2. running apache in a separate process for each user

In contrast, PHP's modules are not quite as dynamic, being largely c extensions.

Perhaps someone familiar with hosting Python should come forward and identify current technical barriers to wider adoption of mod_python. Once these are solved, it should be easier to deploy python-based bulletin boards et c.

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