The mod_wsgi package implements a simple to use Apache module which can host any Python web application which supports the Python WSGI specification. The package can be installed in two different ways depending on your requirements.

The first is as a traditional Apache module installed into an existing Apache installation. Following this path you will need to manually configure Apache to load mod_wsgi and pass through web requests to your WSGI application.

The second way of installing mod_wsgi is to install it from PyPI using the Python pip command. This builds and installs mod_wsgi into your Python installation or virtual environment. The program mod_wsgi-express will then be available, allowing you to run up Apache with mod_wsgi from the command line with an automatically generated configuration. This approach does not require you to perform any configuration of Apache yourself.

Both installation types are suitable for production deployments. The latter approach using mod_wsgi-express is the best solution if wishing to use Apache and mod_wsgi within a Docker container to host your WSGI application. It is also a better choice when using mod_wsgi during the development of your Python web application as you will be able to run it directly from your terminal.