Installing A Webserver

Currently the documentation will only describe how to install and configure the Apache webserver on Windows since this can be a bit trickier than on Linux. However, some of the steps here can also be used in Linux.

The instructions provided are for use with Python and Apache. You must ensure both Python and Apache have been compiled with the same version of Visual Studio. Also, Python and Apache must both be compiled for the same CPU architecture (x86 x64).

Also, the paths defined in this guide can be changed. You can by all means use different paths but you should try and and get the webserver running with the settings defined herein first.

Apache - Windows

Prior to installing a webserver you should confirm that flicket is working correctly by running the developement webserver as described in the Installation instructions.

Install mod_wsgi

Download the applicable mod_wsgi whl for your flavour of Apache and Python from the Unofficial Windows Binaries for Python Extension Packages page. For example, if you have Python 3.6 x64 and Apache 2.4 x64 you would get the whl mod_wsgi-4.6.5+ap24vc14-cp36-cp36m-win_amd64.whl.

Whilst active in your flicket virtual environment install mod_wsgi:

pip install <path_to_download>mod_wsgi-4.6.5+ap24vc14-cp36-cp36m-win_amd64.whl

Installing Apache

Download Apache compiled with VC14 from the apache lounge.

Unzip the apache folder to your c:\ directory. You should end up with a folder structure like this:


Open the file C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf in a text editor like notepad++.

Ensure SRVROOT is pointing to the correct folder:

SRVROOT "C:\Apache24"

Uncomment mod_version line:

LoadModule version_module modules/

Add the following lines (put these after the other LoadModule declarations):

LoadModule wsgi_module "<path_to_your_virtualenv>/lib/site-packages/mod_wsgi/server/mod_wsgi.cp36-win_amd64.pyd"
WSGIPythonHome "<path_to_your_virtualenv>"

Uncomment the vhosts line:

Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Edit the file C:\Apache24\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf.

Comment out the existing configurations lines by prefixing with a # (good reference for future troubleshooting).

Add the following:

<VirtualHost *:8000>

    ServerName <ip_address or hostname>
    ServerAlias <ip_address or hostname>
    ServerAdmin <>

    DocumentRoot C:\Apache24\htdocs

    <Directory C:\Apache24\htdocs>
    <IfVersion < 2.4>
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    <IfVersion >= 2.4>
        Require all granted

    WSGIScriptAlias / <path_to_flicket>run.wsgi
    # Make sure to enable so that the API requests will work.
    WSGIPassAuthorization On

    <Directory <path_to_flicket>>
    <IfVersion < 2.4>
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    <IfVersion >= 2.4>
        Require all granted


Edit the file run.wsgi so that the path points to your Flicket virtual environment.

Register Apache As A Service

Navigate to the Apache folder and register the service with name Apache HTTP Server:

cd "C:\Apache24\bin"
httpd.exe -k install -n "Apache HTTP Server"

Start Apache

To start the service use either Windows Serivce Manage and start the service Apache HTTP Server or from the command prompt whilst in the folder c:\Apache24\bin:

httpd -k start -n "Apache HTTP Server"

Flicket should now be available in your browser by accessing http:\<ip_address or hostname>:8000


To troubleshoot problems starting the apache service or accessing the webpage you should start by reading your Apache installations log files normally located in c:Apache24logs.