Install Python 2.7 to your account
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Install Python 2.7 to your account


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.

Note: In order to install Python locally, you will need to be added to the Compiler group. Please contact our Support at 866-573-4678 (ext. 2) to request you be added to the Compiler group before proceeding.

Download up to the latest Python version 3.9.2

Enter the following commands to download and extract Python 3.9.2 to your hosting account. You can also use this reference Index of to get your preferred version.

            mkdir ~/python
            cd ~/python
            tar zxfv Python-3.9.2.tgz
            find ~/python -type d | xargs chmod 0755
            cd Python-3.9.2

Python Installation

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

            ./configure --prefix=$HOME/python
            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

            export PATH=$HOME/python/Python-3.9.2/:$PATH
Write the changes (press ESC) and close vim:
Press Enter
            source ~/.bashrc

Note: You may need to log out for the environment to update.
Enter python -V to check the version of python installed.

Configuration Error

            configure: error: in `/home2/tomstec2/Python_3.9.2/Python-3.9.2':
            configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
            See `config.log' for more details

Important Note: If this configuration error occurs when you attempt to configure python with ./configure --prefix=$HOME/python, this means that your cPanel user is not added to the C compiler group on the server. 

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