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Micro PaaS for Python web apps. Develop and host Python from your browser
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What is PythonAnywhere?

It's somewhat unique. A small PaaS that supports web apps (Python only) as well as scheduled jobs with shell access. It is an expensive way to tinker and run several small apps.
PythonAnywhere is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses PythonAnywhere?


86 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PythonAnywhere.

PythonAnywhere Integrations

Pros of PythonAnywhere
Web apps
Easy Setup
Great support
Shell access
Free plan
Super-easy to use
Many things like Python are pre-installed
Decisions about PythonAnywhere

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PythonAnywhere in their tech stack.

Needs advice

I am a Business Analyst, and just completed my Python course and need to start work on a website. I need to host my site, and I am considering Heroku, PythonAnywhere, or GoDaddy (I have purchased a domain from godaddy). For the site, I will be using Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Django, and db MySQL to start with and then move to PostgreSQL.

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Needs advice

I am going to send my website to a Venture Capitalist for inspection. If I succeed, I will get funding for my StartUp! This website is based on Django and Uses Keras and TensorFlow model to predict medical imaging. Should I use Heroku or PythonAnywhere to deploy my website ?? Best Regards, Adarsh.

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Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Shared insights

I really love Django because it is really fast to create a web application from scratch and it has a lot a facilities like the ORM or the Admin module ! The Python language is really easy to read and powerful, that's why I prefer Django over Symfony.

I use Django at work to make tools for the technicians but I also use it for me to build my personal website which I host on PythonAnywhere, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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PythonAnywhere Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PythonAnywhere?
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Google App Engine
Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
A development platform that enables you to not only edit your files from underlying services like FTP, GitHub, Dropbox and the like, but on top of that gives you the ability to collaborate, embed and share through Codeanywhere on any device.
We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.
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