Would you like to learn how to install Apache and enable the use of Python CGIs on a computer running Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable the CGI feature and enable Python scripts to run on the Apache server.

• Ubuntu 18
• Ubuntu 19
• Ubuntu 20
• Apache 2.4.41
• Python 3

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Tutorial Ubuntu - Enable Python on Apache

Install the Python package.

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Install the Apache server and enable the module named CGID.

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Restart the Apache service.

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As an example, let's create a Python CGI script.

Use the PIP application to install a Python library named ART.

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Access the Apache's CGI directory.

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Create a test page using Python.

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Here is the file content.

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Change the file permission.

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Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /cgi-bin/test.py.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The Python page should display the following message.

Apache CGI Python

Congratulations! Apache is now able to use Python scripts as CGI.