Installing OSQA on WebFaction

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Current by Clay Carpenter
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h4. Creating Your Application
Now go to the [control panel|] and create a new Webfaction application with a "Type:" of "Django 1.2.3 (mod_wsgi 3.2/Python 2.6)". Name it "osqa_server". Note the port number assigned to the mod_wsgi application. We will call it PORT_NUMBER.

Note: You can also get everything up and running using Django 1.2.1 (mod_wsgi 3.2/Python 2.6), which are the latest versions.

h4. Creating a Website
Next, you will need to go to [this list|] in the Webfaction control panel and create a new Webfaction website which will associate the subdomain with the new osqa_server application. We will call the website "SITENAME" and set it to use the osqa_server application for the site's root location - "/".
Open the Apache configuration file, found in {{/home/USER_NAME/webapps/SITE_NAME/apache2/conf/httpd.conf}}. Find the line where {{WSGIScriptAlias}} is defined and update it to point to the {{osqa.wsgi}} script in your OSQA installation directory. The declaration should look like this:

WSGIScriptAlias / /home/USER_NAME/webapps/SITE_NAME/PATH_TO_OSQA/osqa.wsgi