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Problem getting flask to work

I am trying to deploy a website on pythonanywhere. I've run into a bunch of issues, but right now, all I want to do is go to the basic site ( and see that the hello world is running. But it isn't there (it's just the coming soon page). I have the wsgi file set up with

# add your project directory to the sys.path
project_home = u'/home/faroop/trolltrackrapp'
if project_home not in sys.path:
    sys.path = [project_home] + sys.path

# import flask app but need to call it "application" for WSGI to work
from flask_app import app as application

in my directory trolltrackrapp I have the file which contains

# import the Flask class from the flask module
from flask import Flask

# create the application object
app = Flask(__name__)

# use decorators to link the function to a url
def home():
    return "Hello, World!"  # return a string

I can't figure out what could be going wrong...

I am also having trouble getting a CNAME setup with my website name ( on namecheap), but I thought I'd try to bang on this for a while in case that is just taking an extra long time.

Hi there, I see you don't currently have a webapp configured at, so that's why you'll see the "coming soon" screen whenever you try to access it.

to get set up, you'll need a CNAME. there's some tips here: