I’ve gotten a lot of interest from my article about my SSL configuration for Django/Lighttpd. To make things even simpler for you, I’m posting a zip file with my raw config files and init script.
The init script is intended for use on a Redhat-style system, since that is what most VPS solutions are going to give you. It actually works, and I’ve never seen any other examples of working Django init scripts. Drop it in, edit the config files, run “chkconfig –add yourapp” and you should have a django setup which autostarts, and a Lighty config which is ready to serve it.
Enjoy, and please let me know if you see a way to improve the scripts.