HostMonster 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.
Enter the following commands to download and extract Python 2.7 to your hosting account.
tar zxfv Python-2.7.2.tgz
find ~/python -type d | xargs chmod 0755
Once extracted you can use the following commands to configure and install Python.
Modify the .bashrc
For your local version of python to load you will need to add it to the .bashrc file.
Write the changes (press
ESC) and close vim:
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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