# Bitten by MemoryError

pythonmoinmoin

In the last post, I worked through the installation and deployment for Django application. And I setup a MoinMoin Wiki as well. Everything works fine until I switched back and forth between the blog and wiki, I got a MemoryError like this:

Mod_python error: "PythonHandler django.core.handlers.modpython"
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/lib/python2.5/mod_python/apache.py", line 299, in HandlerDispatch
result = object(req)

File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/django/core/handlers/modpython.py", line 188, in handler
return ModPythonHandler()(req)

MemoryError

It is most likely that the two application’s memory footprints exceed the limit. Yes, FastCGI would rescue; unfortunately, it is another advanced feature you have to pay for. There is no explicitly regulation when I signed up but I think it is quite reasonable to set the resource quota as virtual server is essentially shared hosting shared anyway. I would contact the custom service of Jumpline tomorrow for a better understanding.

Update: just contact the customer service of Jumpline, they seen have no QoS of the memory footprint or CPU load. I really have no idea whether this good news or bad news.