I am currently working on a development project where I need to run four different PHP programs (both with MySQL backends) and one Django project.

Current Plan:

  • XenForo (forums.domain.com) [PHP Forum]
  • OSQA (qa.domain.com) [Django/Python QA Site]
  • PHPFox (social.domain.com) [PHP Social Network]
  • BugTrackr (bugs.domain.com) [PHP Bug Tracker, custom made]
  • Wordpress (www.domain.com) [PHP CMS]

How would this be possible so that they could all coexist on the same Apache, play nice with each other, and not crash the system every n hours?


For django, I think you need to use mod_proxy in Apache and create a VirtualHost.

<VirtualHost *:80>
     ServerName qa.domain.com
     ProxyPreserveHost on
     ProxyPass / http://localhost:DJANGO_PORT_HERE/

Don't forget to uncomment the mod_proxy/mod_proxy_http in httpd.conf

For the other applications, just create a simple VirtualHost too.

The django documentation recommend you use the mod_wsgi, adding this in your httpd.conf:

WSGIScriptAlias / /path/to/mysite.com/mysite/wsgi.py
WSGIPythonPath /path/to/mysite.com

<Directory /path/to/mysite.com/mysite>
<Files wsgi.py>
Require all granted


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  • Thank you. As of now, I cannot test this method, but I hopefully will soon. – Kaz Wolfe May 4 '14 at 0:42

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