Some of the information here may be outdated, please check the book instead

Necessary steps:

  • Install Python 2.5 by following this wiki page
  • Install setuptools
  • Run easy_install Flup
  • Download and extract web2py
  • Run python to create the necessary framework files
  • Create a file dispatch.fcgi at the root of web2py directory with the following content:


import sys
from flup.server.fcgi_fork import WSGIServer
import gluon.main
## or
# application=gluon.main.wsgibase_with_logging
  • make this file executable by typing chmod +x dispatch.fcgi
  • create or add the following lines to .htaccess:


RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^dispatch\.fcgi/ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi/$1 [L]

Now try and access the sub/domain on your browser and it should work!

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