Serving Django through Werkzeug at a subpath

Written by Johannes on April 25, 2013 Categories: Django, Python, uwsgi, Webdevelopment, Werkzeug

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If you want to mix a Django-Application and another WSGI-Application you can serve them through Werkzeug (

The following snippet serves Django at a subpath and “Hello World” at root.

import os
import sys
# save the file at your django project root path for this to work
os.environ["DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE"] = "chemocompile.settings"
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
from werkzeug.wsgi import DispatcherMiddleware
def app(environ, start_response):
    status = '200 OK'
    headers = [('Content-type', 'text/plain')]
    start_response(status, headers)
    return ['Hello world']
django_project = get_wsgi_application()
app = DispatcherMiddleware(app, {
    '/subpath': django_project,
# this starts the server at port 8080 if the script is run from command line
if __name__ == '__main__':
    from werkzeug.serving import run_simple
    run_simple('', 8080, app)
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