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Mezzanine configuration with Apache + mod_wsgi on Ubuntu

Mezzanine is one of the best cms baised on Djnago.

Considering You have apache installed.

Create a virtualenv

$ virtualenv verenv

Activate virtualenv

$ source verenv/bin/activate

Install Mezzanine from PyPI

$ pip install mezzanine

Create a mezzanine project

$ mezzanine-project project_name
$ cd project_name

Create a database

$ python createdb

Collectstatic command for static files

$ python collectstatic

Write a wsgi script:

$ vi

Add following to the file

#!/usr/bin/env python

import os
import sys
import site

PROJECT_ROOT = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))

# path_to_virtualenv - replace this with the actual path

sys.path.append(os.path.join(PROJECT_ROOT, ".."))

settings_module = "%s.settings" % PROJECT_DIRNAME
os.environ["DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE"] = settings_module

from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
application = get_wsgi_application()

Apache configuration:

$ sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/project_name

Add following to the file

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    ServerName project_name.localhost
    DocumentRoot /path_to_project/project/public_html
    WSGIDaemonProcess project_name.localhost python-path=/path_to_mezzanine_project/
    WSGIScriptAlias / /path_to_mezzanine_project/project_name/ process-group=project_name.localhost
    <Directory /path_to_mezzanine_project/>
            Order deny,allow
            Allow from all
    Alias /static/ /path_to_mezzanine_project/project_name/static/
    <Directory "/path_to_mezzanine_project/project_name/static/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride all
        Order deny,allow
        Allow from all
    ErrorLog /path_to_project/project/logs/error.log
    LogLevel warn
    CustomLog /path_to_project/project/logs/access.log combined
    # path_to_project - replace with actual path
    # path_to_mezzanine_project - replace with actual path

Install and enable mod_wsgi:

$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-wsgi 
$ sudo a2enmod wsgi

Directory and file permission:First of all make sure all the directories exsists.

$ sudo chown www-data:www-data -R /path_to_mezzanine_project/project_name/ 
$ sudo chown www-data:www-data -R /path_to_project/project/logs/

Final step:

$ sudo a2ensite project_name
$ sudo service apache2 reload

Edit host file:

$ vi /etc/hosts

Add the following line to the file project_name.localhost