Version 4.4.7

Version 4.4.7 of mod_wsgi can be obtained from:

For details on the availability of Windows binaries see:

Features Changed

1. The proxy-buffer-size option to WSGIDaemonProcess directive was renamed to response-buffer-size to avoid confusion with options related to normal HTTP proxying. The --proxy-buffer-size option of mod_wsgi-express was similarly renamed to --response-buffer-size.

New Features

1. Added --service-script option to mod_wsgi-express to allow a Python script to be loaded and executed in the context of a distinct daemon process. This can be used for executing a service to be managed by Apache, even though it is a distinct application. The options take two arguments, a short name for the service and the path to the Python script for starting the service.

If mod_wsgi-express is being run as root, then a user and group can be specified for the service using the --service-user and --service-group options. The options take two arguments, a short name for the service and the user or group name respectively.

2. Added --proxy-url-alias option to mod_wsgi-express for setting up proxying of a sub URL of the site to a remote URL.

3. Added --proxy-virtual-host option to mod_wsgi-express for setting up proxying of a whole virtual host to a remote URL. Only supports proxying of HTTP requests and not HTTPS requests.

4. Added eviction-timeout option to WSGIDaemonProcess directive. For the case where the graceful restart signal, usually SIGUSR1, is sent to a daemon process to evict the WSGI application and restart the process, this controls how many seconds the process will wait, while still accepting new requests, before it reaches an idle state with no active requests and shuts down.

The graceful-timeout option previously performed this exact role in this case previously, but a separate option is being added to allow a different timeout period to be specified for the case for forced eviction. The existing graceful-timeout option is still used when a maximum requests option or CPU usage limit is set. For backwards compatibility, if eviction-timeout isn’t set, it will fall back to using any value specified using the graceful-timeout option.

The --eviction-timeout option has also been added to mod_wsgi-express and behaves in a similar fashion.

5. Added support for new mod_wsgi-httpd package. The mod_wsgi-httpd package is a pip installable package which will build the Apache httpd server and install it into the Python installation. If the mod_wsgi-httpd package is installed before installing this package, then the Apache httpd server installation installed by mod_wsgi-httpd will be used instead of any system installed version of the Apache httpd server when running mod_wsgi-express. This allows you to workaround any inability to upgrade the main Apache installation, or install its ‘dev’ package if missing, or install it outright if not present.