Please read the PyWPS documentation to find details about possible configuration options.

Command-line options

You can overwrite the default PyWPS configuration by using command-line options. See the Hummingbird help which options are available:

$ hummingbird start --help
--hostname HOSTNAME        hostname in PyWPS configuration.
--port PORT                port in PyWPS configuration.

Start service with different hostname and port:

$ hummingbird start --hostname localhost --port 5001

Use a custom configuration file

You can overwrite the default PyWPS configuration by providing your own PyWPS configuration file (just modifiy the options you want to change). Use one of the existing sample-*.cfg files as example and copy them to etc/custom.cfg.

For example change the hostname ( and logging level:

$ cd hummingbird
$ vim etc/custom.cfg
$ cat etc/custom.cfg
url =
outputurl =

level = DEBUG

Start the service with your custom configuration:

# start the service with this configuration
$ hummingbird start -c etc/custom.cfg


Here is an example of a customized configuration. Please read the PyWPS documentation for a detailed description of the options, like outputpath and workdir.

url =
outputurl =
outputpath = /var/lib/pywps/outputs
workdir = /var/lib/pywps/tmp

level = DEBUG

Find more examples in etc/.