Developer(s)Anaconda, Inc
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 took on the existing development team.[3] In June, 2022, PythonAnywhere was acquired by Anaconda, Inc.[4]

The development team uses PythonAnywhere to develop PythonAnywhere, and say that its collaboration features help because they use the extreme programming methodology.[5]



PythonAnywhere is described as "the simplest way to deploy web2py applications" in the official book on the web framework,[10] is suggested when learning NumPy,[11] is deployment platform of choice in Django Girls tutorial,[12] and is recommended as a way of hosting machine learning-based web applications.[13]

See also


  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. ^ "Anaconda acquires PythonAnywhere in a bid to improve Python accessibility". ITPro.
  5. ^ "Installation-Free Programming in the Cloud". Develop in the Cloud. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  6. ^ "Python 3.8 now available! - PythonAnywhere News".
  7. ^ "Batteries included: PythonAnywhere".
  8. ^ "Always-on tasks". 13 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Always-on tasks - PythonAnywhere News".
  10. ^ Massimo Di Pierro (2013). web2py (5th ed.). pp. 568–. ISBN 978-0-578-12021-8.
  11. ^ Ivan Idris (29 April 2015). NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-1-78439-982-5.
  12. ^ "Django Girls Tutorial: Deploy!". Django Girls.
  13. ^ Sebastian Raschka (23 September 2015). Python Machine Learning. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 272–. ISBN 978-1-78355-514-7.