A Complete Guide to Installing Python on Windows Server

A Complete Guide to Installing Python on Windows Server

Python is among the most widely-used programming languages for both web and application development. The easy-to-read and clear design philosophy is one of the reasons behind its massive popularity. Not to mentioned the reliability and efficiency of the code.

Therefore, a growing number of businesses are keen to use Python for developing their applications. To start using it, you must download Python into your server along with the necessary components.

In this article, we explain the process of installing Python on your Windows server the easiest way possible.

Installing Python Process

Log in to your Windows server using the required credentials via RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol

Now, visit Python.org and download the latest Python installation package. You can also download your preferred version if you don’t want to use the latest version. You can download either the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Check with your Windows architecture to decide which version to download.

Select the appropriate installation options and install Python.

Before installing, you need to tick the box that reads, “Add Python x.x to PATH”. This would automatically adjust System Environment Variables. The benefit is you can launch Python from anywhere without having to worry about command prompt location.

To verify, open a command prompt window and check the Python installation directory, which should be “C:\Users\*yourusername*\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37”. You will see the Python details on screen, and this would confirm Python was successfully installed.

Installing PIP

You need to install PIP as well using the default setting in the installer. It makes package management easier. But you can install PIP later as well. Before that, verify whether or not you have PIP installed on your server using this command: pip -v

You’ll see the PIP information if it is installed. Otherwise, it’ll return empty and you need to download it.

So that’s basically how you install Python on your Windows server. If you’re working with Managed service providers, you can ask them to install it for you.
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