An HTTP request's journey through a platform-as-a-service

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PythonAnywhere hosts tens of thousands of Python web applications, with traffic ranging from a couple of hits a week to dozens of hits a second. Hosting this many sites reliably at a reasonable cost requires a well-designed infrastructure, but it uses the same standard components as many other Python-based websites. We've built our stack on GNU/Linux, nginx, uWSGI, Redis, and Lua -- all managed with Python. In this talk we'll give a high-level overview of how it all works, by tracing how a request goes from

EuroPython 2014

The official european conference about the Python programming language