How can the apache web server be configured for optimal execution of external python programs which include many libraries such as numpy and scipy and Gnuplot and home-grown python libs ?
Currently we simply use a CGI interface to launch the python programs in a bash shell script, but this is probably not optimal because it loads and initializes python and all the included python libs every time - unless apache somehow caches these things, I don't know.
Would it be enough to make sure the "mod_python" is linked in ? How can I do that? I am not the web sysadmin, but of course I can request info and changes.