This is a simple guide to install mod_python in cPanel box, running Apache 1.3.x. You need to have Python installed for this to work – most RHEL+cpanel boxes have this installed by default.
1) Download and extract Python:
tar zxvf mod_python-2.7.11.tgz
2) Configure & install Python
./configure –with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs (check where your apxs is by typing: locate apxs)
3) Configure Apache
pico -w /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
Locate your LoadModule – section by pressing CTRL-W and typing “LoadModule”. Add the following line under the others:
LoadModule python_module libexec/mod_python.so
Now locate your AddModule – section by pressing CTRL-W and typing “AddModule”. Add the following line under the others:
4) Installation done, now time for testing!
First go to your public_html directory. Make a test directory for Python by typing:
Now open pico and write the following lines:
AddHandler python-program .py
save the file as .htaccess.
Now open up pico again and copy/paste the following lines:
from mod_python import apache
close and save as testingpython.py.
Now restart Apache by typing: service httpd restart
Take your browser to www.mydomain.com/python/testingpython.py and you should see “Hello World!” If you can see this message then you have succesfully installed Python.