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Server arrangements


Because Django uses WSGI, it can run on any WSGI-compatible Web server. Here's how to run Django on various server arrangements.


Apache with mod_python

Apache with FastCGI

Apache with SCGI

  • SCGI can be used with Apache like this. It builds on stuff from the Apache+FCGI documentation above.

The material at has been hard to get - server sometimes responds, sometimes not IME. In any event, #3047 has patches, and seems to be on track to become the official way to do SCGI with Django.

Apache with mod_wsgi


lighttpd with Apache

lighttpd with FastCGI

lighttpd with SCGI




Django behind/inside Zope

It's possible to query a Django site from Zope or Plone and return the result. This allows you to include a Django site inside a pre-existing Zope/Plone site. It's good for custom content that you don't want to use existing Zope technologies to develop. For the code, see this partly documented file. It's in a temporary location for the time being; for more info, e-mail jeff (at) bitprophet (dot) org.


Running Django as a traditional CGI is possible and would work the same as running any other sort of Python CGI script, but is generally not recommended.

With traditional CGI, the program which will be run -- in this case, Django plus a Django-powered application -- is loaded from disk into memory each time a request is served, which results in a significant amount of processing overhead and much slower responses. FastCGI and SCGI, in contrast, load the code only once -- when the server starts up -- and keep it in memory as long as the server is running, resulting in much faster responses.

If that hasn't put you off and you still need CGI, take a look at #2407.

CherryPy and WSGI

Django built-in development server

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