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  1. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

    What if we want to host more than just a Flask app? Let's consider an e-commerce site at www.example.com. The main store application is powered by Flask, but our marketing department would like to start a blog at www.example.com/blog. We could build blogging functionality into our e-commerce site, but it would be much quicker and easier to use a separate application, such as Wordpress or Ghost.
  2. Racket (formerly PLT Scheme) is a modern programming language in the Lisp/Scheme family, suitable...

    You can set up and use a programming language that is not officially supported by Replit, such as Racket (nixpkgs.racket), Prolog (nixpkgs.swiProlog), or even COBOL (nixpkgs.gnu-cobol).
  3. Project Jupyter exists to develop open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages. Ready to get started? Try it in your browser Install the Notebook.

    You can run a Jupyter Notebook in a Nix repl. Add pkgs.jupyter to the deps list in replit.nix, set run in .replit to sh start.sh, and create a start.sh script with the following contents:.
  4. Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996

    Instead of NGINX, you could use Apache, and instead of Postgres, you could try MySQL or even a NoSQL database like MongoDB. And of course, you can use just about any mainstream programming language to write your web application code instead of Python, such as JavaScript, Ruby or Java.
  5. Gunicorn is a Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.

    We can improve the speed of our Flask apps by using a production-grade WSGI server in place of Flask's default, such as Gunicorn or Waitress.
  6. Ghost is a fully open source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern online publication. We power blogs, magazines and journalists from Zappos to Sky News.

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    What if we want to host more than just a Flask app? Let's consider an e-commerce site at www.example.com. The main store application is powered by Flask, but our marketing department would like to start a blog at www.example.com/blog. We could build blogging functionality into our e-commerce site, but it would be much quicker and easier to use a separate application, such as Wordpress or Ghost.