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Install Python 2.7 to your account

Summary

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.

In order to install python locally, you will need to be added to the Compiler group. Please contact Support to request you be added to the Compiler group before proceeding.

Download Python

Enter the following commands to download and extract Python 2.7 to your hosting account.
            mkdir ~/python
            
            cd ~/python
            
            wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.2/Python-2.7.2.tgz
            
            tar zxfv Python-2.7.2.tgz
            
            find ~/python -type d | xargs chmod 0755
            
            cd Python-2.7.2
            

Install Python

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

            ./configure --prefix=$HOME/python
            
            make
            
            make install
            

Modify the .bashrc

For your local version of python to load you will need to add it to the .bashrc file.
            vim ~/.bashrc
            
Press i

Enter:
            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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