Run Python on Apache CGI

To run Python scripts as Apache CGI scripts you have to install and activate the apache cgi module (Ubuntu 12.04):

$> sudo apt-get install python #if not already installed
$> sudo a2enmod cgid #sudo a2enmod cgi in earlier Ubuntu versions

And you have to add the following directive to your Apache configuration file:

 ...

<Directory /var/www/sheldonroot/cgi-bin>
    AllowOverride None
    Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    Require all granted
    AddHandler cgi-script .py
    DirectoryIndex index.py
</Directory>

...

After that you should restart the Apache:

$> sudo service apache2 restart

That’s it! Have fun and do magic stoff 😀

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