How to Set Up a Python Development Environment on ServerStadium’s Cloud Instances
Setting up a Python development environment can sometimes be complex, especially for newcomers. However, with ServerStadium‘s cloud instances, the process is straightforward. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you step by step through the entire process.
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Step 1: Register Your Account
Step 2: Choose Your Cloud Instance
Once you’re on your Cloud Dashboard, head over to the ‘Cloud Instances’ section. Here, you’ll find a variety of cloud instance options to choose from. Select the one that best suits your needs. If you need help deciding, our Instance Pricing Guide can guide you.
Step 3: Install Python
With your cloud instance ready, it’s time to install Python. You can do this by connecting to your instance via SSH and executing the following commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3
This will install Python 3 on your cloud instance. To verify the installation, type
python3 --version. You should see the version of Python that’s been installed.
Step 4: Install a Code Editor
For Python development, you’ll need a code editor. We recommend Visual Studio Code, which you can install with the following command:
sudo snap install --classic code
Step 5: Set Up a Virtual Environment
One best practice when working with Python is setting up a virtual environment. This lets you manage packages for different projects separately. Here’s how to do it:
First, install the
sudo apt install python3-venv
Next, navigate to your project directory and create a new virtual environment:
python3 -m venv env
To activate the virtual environment, use:
Step 6: Install the Necessary Python Packages
With your virtual environment activated, you can now install the Python packages you need using
pip, Python’s package manager. For instance, to install Flask, a popular web framework, use:
pip install flask
Congratulations! You now have a Python development environment on your ServerStadium cloud instance! You’re ready to dive into Python coding and harness the powerful capabilities of ServerStadium’s cloud instances.