rhel6 apache deploy

| Jun 27, 2013 | apache django wsgi

A simple deploy document which covered apache, django project, wsgi, rhel6.


  • change to root

      su -
  • install httpd

      yum install httpd
  • start httpd

      chkconfig httpd on
      service httpd start
  • install mod_wsgi

      yum install mod_wsgi

    if successfully installed, run the following command

      find -L /etc/httpd/ -name *wsgi*


  • install django, here you must download the related django version manully

      pip install Django==1.5.1


      pip install Django==1.4.3

Basic config

Assume a django project named lwepm

  • cp the project to related dirs

      cp lwepm /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
  • touch a config file for lwepm

      touch /etc/httpd/conf.d/lwepm.conf
  • review the lwepm.conf

      # Deployment using mod_python
      # Useful documentation:
      # http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/howto/deployment/modpython/
      Alias /favicon.ico /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/lwepm/static/images/favicon.ico
      # This should be configured as the correct location
      Alias /static/admin /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/static/admin/
      Alias /static /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/lwepm/static/
      # Limit threads forked:
      # http://blog.webfaction.com/tips-to-keep-your-django-mod-python-memory-usage-down
      # prefork MPM
      StartServers 5
      MinSpareServers 5
      MaxSpareServers 10
      MaxClients 256
      MaxRequestsPerChild 0
      # Configurations for mod_wsgi
      #WSGIDaemonProcess daemon processes=5 threads=1
      #WSGIProcessGroup daemon
      WSGIScriptAlias / /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/lwepm/wsgi.py
      WSGIPassAuthorization On
      <Location "/">
          # ======================
          # Handler for mod_python
          # ======================
          #SetHandler python-program
          #PythonHandler django.core.handlers.modpython
          #SetEnv DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE tcms.product_settings
          #PythonDebug On
          # ====================
          # Handler for mod_wsgi
          # ====================
          SetHandler wsgi-script
          #order deny,allow
          #Deny from all
          #Allow from
          LimitRequestBody 10485760
          AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript application/x-javascript text/css
          ErrorDocument 401 /static/errors/unauthorized.html
  • restart the apache server

      service httpd restart
  • check the result on the browser

  • If Error, Debug steps:

      1. check whether the browser go to the apache server. If successful, you can find:
          Apache .....
          Internal Error 501/500 and so on.
      Then you can run the following command to debug:
          tail -n 20 /var/log/httpd/error_log
      You can get some info in the last lines of the output.
      2. if failed or you cannot got the apache server, you should check the url, the linux Network config, iptables, selinux and so on.


  • file permission can cause many bugs.

  • you should firstly confirm apache server is ok. After you installed&started the apache server, you can get the index.html on browser.

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