The Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) is a standard interface between web server software and web applications written in Python. Having a standard interface makes it easy to use an application that supports WSGI with a number of different web servers.
wsgiref is a reference implementation of the WSGI specification that can be used to add WSGI support to a web server or framework.
The following code is a basic WSGI application written in python wsgi_app.py
from wsgiref.simple_server import make_server
# Every WSGI application must have an application object - a callable
# object that accepts two arguments. For that purpose, we're going to
# use a function (note that you're not limited to a function, you can
# use a class for example). The first argument passed to the function
# is a dictionary containing CGI-style environment variables and the
# second variable is the callable object (see PEP 333).
def hello_world_app(environ, start_response):
status = '200 OK' # HTTP Status
headers = [('Content-type', 'text/plain; charset=utf-8')] # HTTP Headers
# The returned object is going to be printed
return [b"Hello World"]
with make_server('', 8000, hello_world_app) as httpd:
print("Serving on port 8000...")
# Serve until process is killed
Run the wsgi_app.py following on console/command prompt as follows