Sesshoumaru Sesshoumaru - 15 days ago 6
Apache Configuration Question

Problems getting Django project to run in mod_wsgi

I am having some issues getting a django project of mine to be properly served via mod_wsgi.

This is the first time I have tried something like this so please forgive any noob mistakes.

The error I am currently getting is as follows:

[Wed Oct 19 16:24:23 2016] [error] [client] mod_wsgi (pid=20418): Exception occurred processing WSGI script '/opt/badgr/code/apps/mainsite/'.
[Wed Oct 19 16:24:23 2016] [error] [client] Traceback (most recent call last):
[Wed Oct 19 16:24:23 2016] [error] [client] File "/opt/badgr/code/apps/mainsite/", line 14, in <module>
[Wed Oct 19 16:24:23 2016] [error] [client] from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
[Wed Oct 19 16:24:23 2016] [error] [client] ImportError: No module named wsgi

The main project directory is here:


The project has its own virtualenv located here:


My file:

WSGI config for badgr project.

It exposes the WSGI callable as a module-level variable named ``application``.

For more information on this file, see

import os
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "mainsite.settings")

from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
application = get_wsgi_application()

I also have a
file located in

Alias /static /opt/badgr/code/staticfiles
<Directory /opt/badgr/code/staticfiles>

<Directory /opt/badgr/code/apps/mainsite/>

WSGISocketPrefix /var/run/wsgi/wsgi
WSGIDaemonProcess badgr python-path=/opt/badgr:/opt/badgr/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/
WSGIProcessGroup badgr
WSGIScriptAlias / /opt/badgr/code/apps/mainsite/

As far as I can tell mod_wsgi is installed correctly in the virtualenv so I am not sure why I am seeing this error when trying to connect via http to the site.

Here is my httpd.conf:

ServerTokens OS
ServerRoot "/etc/httpd"
PidFile run/
Timeout 60
KeepAlive Off
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
KeepAliveTimeout 15
<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers 8
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 20
ServerLimit 256
MaxClients 256
MaxRequestsPerChild 4000
<IfModule worker.c>
StartServers 4
MaxClients 300
MinSpareThreads 25
MaxSpareThreads 75
ThreadsPerChild 25
MaxRequestsPerChild 0
Listen 80
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/
LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/
LoadModule authn_file_module modules/
LoadModule authn_alias_module modules/
LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/
LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/
LoadModule authn_default_module modules/
LoadModule authz_host_module modules/
LoadModule authz_user_module modules/
LoadModule authz_owner_module modules/
LoadModule authz_groupfile_module modules/
LoadModule authz_dbm_module modules/
LoadModule authz_default_module modules/
LoadModule ldap_module modules/
LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/
LoadModule include_module modules/
LoadModule log_config_module modules/
LoadModule logio_module modules/
LoadModule env_module modules/
LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/
LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/
LoadModule expires_module modules/
LoadModule deflate_module modules/
LoadModule headers_module modules/
LoadModule usertrack_module modules/
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/
LoadModule mime_module modules/
LoadModule dav_module modules/
LoadModule status_module modules/
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/
LoadModule info_module modules/
LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/
LoadModule negotiation_module modules/
LoadModule dir_module modules/
LoadModule actions_module modules/
LoadModule speling_module modules/
LoadModule userdir_module modules/
LoadModule alias_module modules/
LoadModule substitute_module modules/
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_balancer_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_ajp_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/
LoadModule cache_module modules/
LoadModule suexec_module modules/
LoadModule disk_cache_module modules/
LoadModule cgi_module modules/
LoadModule version_module modules/
Include conf.d/*.conf
User apache
Group apache
ServerAdmin root@localhost
UseCanonicalName Off
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

<Directory "/var/www/html">

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all


<IfModule mod_userdir.c>

UserDir disabled


DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var

AccessFileName .htaccess

<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
Satisfy All

TypesConfig /etc/mime.types

DefaultType text/plain

<IfModule mod_mime_magic.c>
MIMEMagicFile conf/magic

HostnameLookups Off

ErrorLog logs/error_log

LogLevel warn

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent

CustomLog logs/access_log combined

ServerSignature On

Alias /icons/ "/var/www/icons/"

<Directory "/var/www/icons">
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
# Location of the WebDAV lock database.
DAVLockDB /var/lib/dav/lockdb

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"

<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

IndexOptions FancyIndexing VersionSort NameWidth=* HTMLTable Charset=UTF-8

AddIconByEncoding (CMP,/icons/compressed.gif) x-compress x-gzip

AddIconByType (TXT,/icons/text.gif) text/*
AddIconByType (IMG,/icons/image2.gif) image/*
AddIconByType (SND,/icons/sound2.gif) audio/*
AddIconByType (VID,/icons/movie.gif) video/*

AddIcon /icons/binary.gif .bin .exe
AddIcon /icons/binhex.gif .hqx
AddIcon /icons/tar.gif .tar
AddIcon /icons/world2.gif .wrl .wrl.gz .vrml .vrm .iv
AddIcon /icons/compressed.gif .Z .z .tgz .gz .zip
AddIcon /icons/a.gif .ps .ai .eps
AddIcon /icons/layout.gif .html .shtml .htm .pdf
AddIcon /icons/text.gif .txt
AddIcon /icons/c.gif .c
AddIcon /icons/p.gif .pl .py
AddIcon /icons/f.gif .for
AddIcon /icons/dvi.gif .dvi
AddIcon /icons/uuencoded.gif .uu
AddIcon /icons/script.gif .conf .sh .shar .csh .ksh .tcl
AddIcon /icons/tex.gif .tex
AddIcon /icons/bomb.gif /core

AddIcon /icons/back.gif ..
AddIcon /icons/hand.right.gif README
AddIcon /icons/folder.gif ^^DIRECTORY^^
AddIcon /icons/blank.gif ^^BLANKICON^^

DefaultIcon /icons/unknown.gif

ReadmeName README.html
HeaderName HEADER.html

IndexIgnore .??* *~ *# HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t

AddLanguage ca .ca
AddLanguage cs .cz .cs
AddLanguage da .dk
AddLanguage de .de
AddLanguage el .el
AddLanguage en .en
AddLanguage eo .eo
AddLanguage es .es
AddLanguage et .et
AddLanguage fr .fr
AddLanguage he .he
AddLanguage hr .hr
AddLanguage it .it
AddLanguage ja .ja
AddLanguage ko .ko
AddLanguage ltz .ltz
AddLanguage nl .nl
AddLanguage nn .nn
AddLanguage no .no
AddLanguage pl .po
AddLanguage pt .pt
AddLanguage pt-BR .pt-br
AddLanguage ru .ru
AddLanguage sv .sv
AddLanguage zh-CN .zh-cn
AddLanguage zh-TW .zh-tw

LanguagePriority en ca cs da de el eo es et fr he hr it ja ko ltz nl nn no pl pt pt-BR ru sv zh-CN zh-TW

ForceLanguagePriority Prefer Fallback

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

AddType application/x-compress .Z
AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz

AddType application/x-x509-ca-cert .crt
AddType application/x-pkcs7-crl .crl

AddHandler type-map var
AddType text/html .shtml
AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

Alias /error/ "/var/www/error/"

<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
<IfModule mod_include.c>
<Directory "/var/www/error">
AllowOverride None
Options IncludesNoExec
AddOutputFilter Includes html
AddHandler type-map var
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
LanguagePriority en es de fr
ForceLanguagePriority Prefer Fallback


BrowserMatch "Mozilla/2" nokeepalive
BrowserMatch "MSIE 4\.0b2;" nokeepalive downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "RealPlayer 4\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "Java/1\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "JDK/1\.0" force-response-1.0

BrowserMatch "Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "MS FrontPage" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDrive" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDAVFS/1.[0123]" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^gnome-vfs/1.0" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^XML Spy" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^Dreamweaver-WebDAV-SCM1" redirect-carefully

WSGI is loaded via a file in conf.d:

LoadModule wsgi_module modules/

I haven't really edited much in the HTTPD.conf file besides just removing the comments so I could fit it on here.

I also am not sure why python seems to be running 2.6.# for httpd instead of 2.7.

Any thoughts or additional information appreciated. Also let me know if I should provide anything else.


That error about django.core.wsgi is because you have a very old Django version installed, older than the version that your project was set up for.

This is likely going to be because your mod_wsgi is compiled for Python 2.6 and you have an older Django version installed in that Python installation.

If you want to use Python 2.7 you must reinstall mod_wsgi with one which is compiled for Python 2.7. You cannot force mod_wsgi compiled for Python 2.6 to use a virtual environment for Python 2.7.