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How to install python on Bluehost?

Computers and technology 19/08/2019 09:27 PM answersmine

Answered @ 19/08/2019 09:40 PM By answersmine

Bluehost uses the preinstalled version of Python that ships with CentOS. Because of this, it is often not the latest release. This article will explain how to install an updated version of python locally.

Enter the following commands to download and extract Python 3.6.5 to your hosting account.

  1. mkdir ~/python
  2. cd ~/python
  3. wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.5/Python-3.6.5.tgz
  4. tar zxfv Python-2.7.2.tgz
  5. find ~/python -type d | xargs chmod 0755
  6. cd Python-2.7.2

Once extracted you can use the following commands to configure and install Python.

  1. ./configure --prefix=$HOME/python
  2. make
  3. make install

Modify the .bashrc

For your local version of python to load you will need to add it to the .bashrc file.

  1. vim ~/.bashrc
  2. Press /
  3. Press ENTER
  4. export PATH=$HOME/python/Python-2.7.2/:$PATH

Write the changes (press ESC) and close vim:

  • :wq
  • Press Enter
  • source ~/.bashrc

Note: You may need to logout for the environment to update. 

Enter python -V to check the version of python installed.

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