mod_python Installation

cd /usr/local/src

FOR APache 2
wget http://apache.hoxt.com/httpd/modpython/mod_python-3.3.1.tgz

FOR Apache 1
wget http://apache.hoxt.com/httpd/modpython/mod_python-2.7.11.tgz

2) Configure & install Python
cd mod_python-2.7.11
./configure –with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs (check where your apxs is by typing: locate apxs)
make
make install

3) Configure Apache
pico -w /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
Locate your LoadModule – section by pressing CTRL-W and typing “LoadModule”. Add the following line under the others:
LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so

Now locate your AddModule – section by pressing CTRL-W and typing “AddModule”. Add the following line under the others:
AddModule mod_python.c

4) Installation done, now time for testing!
First go to your public_html directory. Make a test directory for Python by typing:
mkdir python

Now open pico and write the following lines:
AddHandler python-program .py
PythonHandler testingpython
PythonDebug On

save the file as .htaccess.

Now open up pico again and copy/paste the following lines:

from mod_python import apache

def handler(req):
req.send_http_header()
req.write(“Hello World!”)
return apache.OK

close and save as testingpython.py.

Now restart Apache by typing: service httpd restart