Python is available for many platforms including Linux and Windows. To download it for your system go to https://www.python.org/downloads/
cPanel includes by default Python, so you can easily run scripts – as root or as user.
To run Python scripts from shell:
1. Download the script or create the script file. Python scripts have the .py file extension.
2. Make the script executable with:
# chmod +x python_sript.py
3. Run the script:
# python python_sript.py
Our “Hello Word” Python script python_sript.py content
#! /usr/bin/python print('Hello World!')
When executed, it will print “Hello World!”
root@web [/temp3]# python python_sript.py Hello World! root@web [/temp3]#
To check where Python is installed on your server:
# whereis python
In most cases Python is installed in /usr/bin/python
root@web [/temp3]# whereis python python: /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/python2.7-config /usr/lib/python2.7 /usr/lib64/python2.7 /etc/python /usr/include/python2.7 /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz root@web [/temp3]#
If the directory is not added yet to the PATH variable, use:
# export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/python"