Python support

As is now shown on the comparison chart of the hosting plans (, section of ‘programming’ ), DreamHost doesn’t “openly” suggest python support. On another hand, there are topics in the KnowledgeBase indicating how to run python web-apps with python2.3.5.
Does it mean that DreamHost is going to drop the services related to python in a near future?


P.S. Does DreamHost allow users to open unprivileged ports and run custom servers on those ports? If so, how one can request the port to know exact port number(s) in his disposal?

Is it a persistent process? I think that’s their main concern.

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Python is a programming language just like Perl (but better).

[fairfax]$ python
Python 2.3.5 (#2, Sep 4 2005, 22:01:42)
[GCC 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)] on linux2

[fairfax]$ python2.4
Python 2.4.1 (#2, May 5 2005, 11:32:06)
[GCC 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-12)] on linux2

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I don’t believe DH will drop Python services, I think they’re just saying that they’re not going to help you code your site or anything. They will keep the backend stuff working, the rest is on you.

As far as openning up ports and the like, I believe you’d have to have a dedicated server to do that. Anyways, Custom servers are persistant processes, and arn’t allowed at DH.