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 c4cds-wps help which options are available:

$ c4cds start --help
--hostname HOSTNAME        hostname in PyWPS configuration.
--port PORT                port in PyWPS configuration.

Start service with different hostname and port:

$ c4cds 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 c4cds
$ vim etc/custom.cfg
$ cat etc/custom.cfg
url =
outputurl =

level = DEBUG

c3s_cmip5_archive_root = /data/c3s-cmip5/output1
cordex_archive_root = /data/cordex/output


You need to configure the path to the local data archives for C3S_CMIP5 and CORDEX.

Start the service with your custom configuration:

# start the service with this configuration
$ c4cds start -c etc/custom.cfg