Jam.py documentation

A step-by-step guide to deploy a Jam.py on the AWS

This is adapted from https://devops.profitbricks.com/tutorials/install-and-configure-mod_wsgi-on-ubuntu-1604-1/

I hope someone finds it useful.

  • Create an AWS account and login

  • Go to EC2, create an instance (in this case an Ubuntu 16.04 t2.micro)

  • Download the private key when prompted

  • Convert pem to ppk using Puttygen (see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3190667/convert-pem-to-ppk-file-format)

  • Get EC2 instance public DNS from AWS dashboard

  • SSH into EC2 instance using Putty (pointed to the Public DNS and your ppk)

  • Username is ubuntu

  • Refresh package library:

    sudo apt-get update
  • Install pip:

    sudo apt-get install python3-pip
  • Install jam.py:

    sudo pip3 install jam.py
  • Install Apache:

    sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-utils libexpat1 ssl-cert
  • Install mod-wsgi:

    sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-wsgi-py3
  • Restart Apache:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • Move here:

    cd /var/www/html/
  • Create directory:

    sudo mkdir [appname]
  • Move here:

    cd [appname]
  • Create app:

    sudo jam-project.py
  • Check it’s there:

  • Create the config:

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/conf-available/wsgi.conf
  • Paste the following

    WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/html/[appname]/wsgi.py
    WSGIPythonPath /var/www/html/[appname]
    <Directory /var/www/html/[appname]>
      <Files wsgi.py>
        Require all granted
    Alias /static/ /var/www/html/[appname]/static/
    <Directory /var/www/html/[appname]/static>
      Require all granted
  • Exit and save

  • Give file permissions to apache:

    sudo chmod 777 /var/www/html/[appname]
  • Give ownership to apache:

    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
  • Enable wsgi:

    sudo a2enconf wsgi
  • Restart apache:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • Create security group on AWS to allow you to connect HTTP on port 80

  • Assign instance to security group

  • Test

  • If it’s not working, check the error logs to see what’s going on:

    nano /var/log/apache2/error.log

This was initialy published by Simon Cox on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/jam-py/Zv5JfkLRFy4/22tolZ-hAQAJ