London, UK (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
PythonAnywhere, a new cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) today announced the launch of their Python Web Application Hosting plot. Using this allows Python developers to make their own websites quickly, without the complex configuration historically required.
“Releasing PythonAnywhere let us provide the perfect tool for any developer wanting to start up a new online service”, stated Giles Thomas, co-founder of PythonAnywhere. “Every Python developer knows that the language has a huge number of useful extensions and web application frameworks, but getting everything installed can be tough. Simultaneously maintaining a web server adds a lot of work, most of it dull – we know because we do it daily! Essentially, PythonAnywhere hosting takes that work out of the programmer’s hands, so you can focus on doing what you do best – writing code to fit your customers’ needs.”
Originally, the first version of PythonAnywhere was launched in May 2011, and gave programmers a simple way to get started with cloud development: a place online where they could edit and run their code from their web browsers, even on mobile devices such as iPads. Said Thomas: “this rapidly became well loved, but our users kept telling us one thing: that they wanted to be able to run their websites on our servers too. Producing our new Web Application Hosting plot made that possible.”
Across-the-board support for all Python web application frameworks that support the WSGI protocol – including Django, web2py, Flask and Bottle – allows developers to make their content using the tools of their choice. “Making it simple to use existing well loved Open Source frameworks, instead of making our own, was a deliberate choice” clarified Thomas. “Freedom is vital to us, so customers can use the knowledge and the code that they already have, and they don’t need to worry about lock-in – if they outgrow our service, or simply choose to go to the website to their own hardware later, there’s nothing stopping them.”
Trying out PythonAnywhere is simple, with a free plot that supports full development capabilities and simple web hosting in a pythonanywhere.com subdomain; there is also a $ 5/month plot that provides more computing power, and the new Web Application hosting plot, which allows you to use your own domain name, costs $ 10/month. We invite all Python developers to check out our website: http://www.pythonanywhere.com/.
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