What is Python? Python is a high-level object orientated programming language, which is used to build applications rapidly as it offers both dynamic typing and binding. Due to its ease of use and easily read syntax, it has become one of the webs most used programming languages. If your not convinced, even organisations such as NASA use the language to program their applications!
How and why is Python used?
Python makes programming and application environment extremely easy and can be learned relatively easily by programmers. Due to the ability to use modules with Python, you can re-use code for other applications, thus development costs are kept low. Maintenance is also easier as the code is in modules, maintenance can be done on a per-module based level.
Another clear benefit of using Python is their library is completely free of charge, which you can use to build on top of or use directly with your application.
Python is used for many different applications and are used by some very big companies namely a few:
- Mozilla FireFox
- Goldman Sachs
Massive Python community
Python’s programming community is massive, so big in fact that they maintain the #1 programming language spot in IEE’s spectrum ranking. They have massive conventions around the world with thousands of attendees. But what is so beneficial of having a big community behind a language? With a big community like Python, many programmers freely share their code and help out on python’s forum. It also shows the programming language is growing, as no one wants to learn a programming language that is not widely used.
Hosting a Python Application
Hosting a Python application can often be tricky as in most cases you would require to setup your own server, maintain the environment and secure it correctly. With our Cheap Python Hosting plans, we maintain the server completely so you can focus on what matters, your application. All you have to do is launch your Python App with our built-in Python App launcher in your web hosting accounts control panel.
Launching your Python Application
With our built-in application launcher, we allow you to set certain application variables such as:
- Python Version
- Application URL (Public Web Address)
- Application startup file
- Application Entry point
- Passenger log file
Our launcher also gives you the ability to add environment variables to your application.
Is Python Open Source?
Python was created by Guido van Rossum in the 1980’s and was only released to the public in 1991 – It has been opensource and developed on ever since. That is over 30 years! 🙂
Pythons Source code can be downloaded from their website.