How do I run Python scripts?

To run a Python script from a shell, execute the command:

/usr/bin/python /path/to/

To run a Python script from a web browser first upload a file named .htaccess to your public_html directory with following contents:

Options +ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script .py

Then sure your script ends with .psp or .py, upload it to your web site, chmod it to 755, and then access it in a web browser. Below is a simple example script that you can use to test Python functionality.

import time 
Hello world, the time is: <%=time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d, %H:%M:%S")%> 

 If you need assistance setting up Python scripts on your web site, please open a ticket through our help desk or send an email to

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