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Developer(s)PythonAnywhere LLP
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform / HTML5
TypeIntegrated development environment, Web hosting service

PythonAnywhere is an online integrated development environment (IDE) and web hosting service (Platform as a service) based on the Python programming language.[1] Founded by Giles Thomas and Robert Smithson in 2012, it provides in-browser access to server-based Python and Bash command-line interfaces, along with a code editor with syntax highlighting. Program files can be transferred to and from the service using the user's browser. Web applications hosted by the service can be written using any WSGI-based application framework.

PythonAnywhere was created by Resolver Systems,[2] who also produced Resolver One, a Python-based Spreadsheet program. On 16 October 2012 the product was acquired by a new company, PythonAnywhere LLP, who will develop and maintain the product in the future, and have taken on the existing development team.[3]

The development team uses PythonAnywhere to develop PythonAnywhere, and say that its collaboration features help because they use the extreme programming methodology.[4]


  • CPython, PyPy and IPython support, including Python versions 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8.[5]
  • In-browser interactive consoles with code running on hosted servers, shareable between multiple users.
  • WSGI-based web hosting, e.g. Django, Flask, web2py
  • Support for coding from iPad and other mobile devices.
  • Syntax-highlighting in-browser editor.
  • Many popular Python modules pre-installed.[6]
  • Cron-like scheduled tasks to run scripts at a given time of day.
  • Always-on tasks to run scripts and restart them automatically when they fail.[7][8]


PythonAnywhere is described as "the simplest way to deploy web2py applications" in the official book on the web framework,[9] is suggested when learning numpy,[10] is deployment platform of choice in Django Girls tutorial,[11] and is recommended as a way of hosting machine learning-based web applications.[12]

See also

  • Comparison of Python integrated development environments
  • List of Python software


  1. ^ "PythonAnywhere: un ambiente Python nel proprio browser".
  2. ^ "Products - Resolver Systems". Resolver Systems. Archived from the original on 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  3. ^ "Resolver Systems News: Acquisition". Resolver Systems. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
  4. ^ "Installation-Free Programming in the Cloud". Develop in the Cloud. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
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  9. ^ Massimo Di Pierro (2013). web2py (5th Edition). pp. 568–. ISBN 978-0-578-12021-8.
  10. ^ Ivan Idris (29 April 2015). NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-1-78439-982-5.
  11. ^ "Django Girls Tutorial: Deploy!". Django Girls.
  12. ^ Sebastian Raschka (23 September 2015). Python Machine Learning. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 272–. ISBN 978-1-78355-514-7.

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