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Saturday, June 2, 2018

CentOS 7 install and load mod_wsgi in Apache for Python

CentOS 7 install and load mod_wsgi in Apache for Python

Must have httpd-develinstalled

yum install httpd-devel

Source code tar balls can be obtained from:


wget the file you want

uncompress and untar

tar xvfz mod_wsgi-X.Y.tar.gz

cd into the mod_wsgi dir

Now configure, make, and make install



make install

Make sure the module gets loaded in Apache at restart by adding into the main Apache “httpd.conf” configuration file by adding the following

LoadModule wsgi_module modules/mod_wsgi.so

Now restart Apache

systemctl restart httpd

Now check to make sure mod is loaded

apachectl -M

Now to setup for WSGIScriptAlias. This was taken from


add the following to the httpd.conf file

WSGIScriptAlias /wsgi-scripts/ /var/www/wsgi-scripts/
<Directory /var/www/wsgi-scripts>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

mkdir /var/www/wsgi-scripts/

vi /var/www/wsgi-scripts/myapp.wsgi

def application(environ, start_response):
    status = '200 OK'
    output = b'Hello World!'
    response_headers = [('Content-type', 'text/plain'),
                        ('Content-Length', str(len(output)))]
    start_response(status, response_headers)
    return [output]

Now chmod the file to 705

chmod 705 /var/www/wsgi-scripts/myapp.wsgi

Restart httpd with

systemctl restart httpd

Now see your app in the web browser at


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