Francica Zhao Francica Zhao - 2 months ago 18x
Apache Configuration Question

django deploy - ubuntu 14.04 and apache2


This was the first time I deploy a website.And these are the tutorials I followed.

Now I can access to the server(by typing 10.231.XX.XX) from other machine and see the Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page.

Then I tried to access my django project. I run:

python runserver 8000
Validating models...

0 errors found August 03, 2016 - 09:44:20 Django version 1.6.1, using
settings 'settings' Starting development server at Quit the server with CONTROL-C.

Then I type 10.231.XX.XX:8000 to try to acess the django page. But I failed.
It said:

This site can’t be reached

10.231.XX.XX refused to connect. Search Google for 231 8000 ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I have tried every thing I can but still can't figure why.
(as followed the website
I have apache folder in mysite folder, and in

from mysite.settings import *

DEBUG = True
ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['10.231.XX.XX']


import os, sys
# Calculate the path based on the location of the WSGI script.
apache_configuration= os.path.dirname(__file__)
project = os.path.dirname(apache_configuration)
workspace = os.path.dirname(project)

# Add the path to 3rd party django application and to django itself.
os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = '10.231.52.XX.apache.override'
import django.core.handlers.wsgi
application = django.core.handlers.wsgi.WSGIHandler()

and __init__py is empty.

in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf :

<VirtualHost *:80>
# The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
# the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
# redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
# specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
# match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
# value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
# However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.

ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
DocumentRoot /var/www/html

# Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
# error, crit, alert, emerg.
# It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
# modules, e.g.
#LogLevel info ssl:warn

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

# For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
# enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
# include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
# following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
# after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
WSGIScriptAlias /msa.html /home/zhaojf1/Web-Interaction/apache/

<Directory "/home/zhaojf1/Web-Interaction-APP">
Require all granted

I have also restart apache after I do everything.

Thanks for help


The connection refused error is likely going to come down to Apache being incorrectly configured for the VirtualHost or you accessing wrong port. You also have other basic mistakes in your file as well.

Starting with the file, the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE value is wrong:

os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = '10.231.52.XX.apache.override'

The value is meant to be a Python module path. Having the IP address in there looks very wrong and is unlikely to yield what you need.

Next is changes to sys.path. The location of your project and activation of any Python virtual environment is better done through options for mod_wsgi in the Apache configuration file.

That you are adding a home directory into the path is also a flag to potential other issues you may encounter. Specifically, the user that Apache runs as often cannot read into home directories as the home directories are not readable/accessible to others. You may need to move the project out of your home directory.

As to the Apache configuration, your VirtualHost lacks a ServerName directive. If this was an additional VirtualHost you added and not the default (first one appearing in Apache configuration when parsed), it will be ignored, with all requests going to the first VirtualHost. You do show this as in the default site file, so may be you are okay.

Even so, that VirtualHost is set up to listed on port 80. You are trying to connect to port 8000, so there wouldn't be anything listening.

Next issue is the WSGIScriptAlias line.

WSGIScriptAlias /msa.html /home/zhaojf1/Web-Interaction/apache/

It is strange to have msg.html as the mount point as that makes it appear as if you are accessing a single HTML page, but you have it mapped to a whole Django project. If you were accessing the root of the host, it also wouldn't map through to the Django application as you have it mounted at a sub URL. Thus perhaps need to use:

WSGIScriptAlias / /home/zhaojf1/Web-Interaction/apache/

Next problem is that the directory specified in Directory directive doesn't match where you said the file existed in the WSGIScriptAlias. They should match. So maybe you meant:

<Directory /home/zhaojf1/Web-Interaction/apache>

Even then that doesn't look right as where is the apache directory coming from. That last directory in the path should normally be the name of the Django project.

One final thing, you may need to change ALLOWED_HOSTS as well. If you find you start getting bad request errors it probably doesn't match properly. Change it to ['*'] to see if that helps.

So lots of little things wrong.

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