How to install Python 2.7 on BlueHost in 4 steps

1. DOWNLOAD

wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.2/Python-2.7.2.tgz
tar zxvf Python-2.7.2.tgz

2. INSTALL

cd Python-2.7.2

./configure –prefix=/home/<your account>/opt/python272 --enable-unicode=ucs4
make
make install

3. TEST

Now try to run:

/home/<your account>/opt/python272/bin/python

4. MAKE IT YOUR DEFAULT PYTHON

$vim ~/.bashrc

add the following line

export PATH=/home/<your account>/opt/python272/bin:$PATH

reload the session

$source ~/.bashrc

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