The PythonAnywhere help pages
Many of your questions about PythonAnywhere are likely to be answered below. If not, the best place to get support is in our forums. We monitor them to make sure that every question gets answered, and you get the added benefit that other PythonAnywhere customers can help you out too. They're also a nice place for a chat
If you want, you can access an even broader group of people by asking your questions on Stack Overflow; we check all posts there tagged with pythonanywhere daily, and reply if no-one else has already solved the problem.
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Step-by-step guides for a some common tasks
Popular services, common requests, FAQ
Github should work just fine. On free accounts, git to other sites will only work over https to whitelisted sites.
Can I use MongoDB? Only via an external service
Can I use an external MySQL service? Probably not (on a free account), unless they have an HTTP api.
Using PythonAnywhere consoles
- Problems with consoles:
Working with PythonAnywhere web applications
A guide to setting up a virtualenv for PythonAnywhere webapps (so that you can use your own versions of different modules -- for example, Django 1.6 instead of the default 1.3.7)
Common problems for specific web frameworks
How can I use Django 1.7 under Python 2.7 (1.6 is the default under Python 3.3. NB - Django does not officially support 3.4)
How to setup static files under Django -- STATIC_ROOT in settings.py, collectstatic, etc
Useful Python modules
Doing stuff with files
Running tasks periodically