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Mod_python allows embedding Python within the Apache server for a considerable boost in performance and added flexibility in designing web based applications.

This document aims to be the only necessary and authoritative source of information about mod_python, usable as a comprehensive reference, a user guide and a tutorial all-in-one.

See Also:

Python Language Web Site
for information on the Python language
Apache Server Web Site
for information on the Apache server