Domain not serving wsgi file, but the IP does

  • Posted August 4, 2014


I’m trying to deploy a flask application on my droplet, which is running ubuntu, but every time I change my virtual host file to the domain, it just serves the index of /var/www/html and not the wsgi which I specified in the virtual host file. However, if I use my droplet’s IP for “ServerName”, it works fine.

Any ideas?



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Like I was saying, the virtual host file works with the IP, but not the domain. Here it is though:

<VirtualHost *>
		WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/html/Training/training.wsgi
		<Directory /var/www/html/Training/Training/>
			Order allow,deny
			Allow from all
		Alias /static /var/www/html/Training/Training/static
		<Directory /var/www/html/Training/Training/static/>
			Order allow,deny
			Allow from all
		ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
		LogLevel warn
		CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

When I replace “ServerName” with “”, it just displays the folders.

Could you post your Apache VirtualHost? Have you set WSGIScriptAlias ? It should look something like:

<VirtualHost *>

    WSGIDaemonProcess yourapplication user=user1 group=group1 threads=5
    WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/yourapplication/yourapplication.wsgi

    <Directory /var/www/yourapplication>
        WSGIProcessGroup yourapplication
        WSGIApplicationGroup %{GLOBAL}
        Order deny,allow
        Allow from all

Also make sure that mod_wsgi is installed:

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-wsgi
sudo a2enmod wsgi
sudo service apache2 restart

Check out Flask’s docs on using it with Apache.