Here's what my environment looks like:

  • REST api (django), running over WSGI (mod_wsgi) on port http://server:8107/api
  • static files for the API site (i have some admin pages), in a directory, say /opt/wsgi/staticfiles/subdomain
  • Web application (expressjs), running over pm2/nodejs, on http://server:3002/

I need to group all this under a virtualhost on port 80 as follows:

Here is the relevant part of the configuration:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    ServerName subdomain.server
    ServerAlias subdomain.server.local

    Alias /api/static/ /opt/wsgi/staticfiles/subdomain/
    <Directory /opt/wsgi/staticfiles/subdomain/ >
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from All
        Options -Indexes
        IndexOptions Charset=UTF-8

    ProxyPass /api
    ProxyPassReverse /api

    ProxyPass /
    ProxyPassReverse /


Now, when I try to access a static resource (let's say for example /api/static/js/jquery.js) i find that the url is not resolved first by the Alias directive, but rather passed to the WSGI app (/api), which then obviously fires a 404 error.

Re-ordering the directives does not seem to have any effect.

What should I change to ensure HTTPD will serve /api/static before anything else?

*EDIT*: I run Apache HTTPD 2.2.15 under a CentOS 6.5 distro

The following conf is what you are looking for :

ProxyPass /api/static !

It tells Apache to not take this path into account when routing stuff to your proxied application, so it can be dealt with other kind of access (here your Alias directive).

  • Works like a charm! – Olivier H Aug 24 '16 at 15:45

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