[mod_python] Anti-mod_python discrimination

Eric Windisch lists at bwbohh.net
Sat Feb 28 12:56:49 EST 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 12:31, Doug Holton wrote:
> If you want to run apache and mod_python yourself for about as cheap as 
> a shared hosting account, try a user-mode Linux account.  See:
> http://holton.ltc.vanderbilt.edu/wiki/UserModeLinux
> I am using Bytemark now, and they have good documentation on how to set 
> up domain names, etc.

User mode linux falls under VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) which usually
costs quite a bit more than a "normal" shared hosting account.  There
are providers (or at least one, see sig) that provide independent web
servers for each client without resorting to becoming a VDS provider and
thus are able to offer accounts at a lower monthly rate.  Compared to a
VDS, the only thing lost is the (apparent) root access, which really
isn't necessary if you're just hosting a handful of sites within your

Remi mentioned possibly using Apache2 and the per_child MPM but with
that the user loses the ability to tune their own VirtualHost entries in
their Apache configuration and are unable to restart the Apache server. 
I'm also not yet convinced of how secure running Apache2+per_child is,
compared to the more obvious security advantages of giving each user
their own Apache server.

Eric Windisch <lists at bwbohh.net>
GrokThis.net - mod_python web hosting specialists

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