Running Python scripts on a Virtual Private Server offers numerous advantages, including scalability, reliability, and accessibility from anywhere with an internet connection. Whether you’re a developer, data scientist, or hobbyist, deploying Python scripts on a VPS can streamline your workflow and empower you to leverage the full potential of Python’s capabilities. In this guide, we’ll explore the step-by-step process of running a simple Python script on a VPS, covering everything from setting up your VPS to executing the script remotely.

After choosing a VPS plan, create an account and deploy a VPS instance. Choose an operating system (such as Ubuntu, CentOS, or Debian) that supports Python and provides the necessary resources for your scripts. Follow your provider’s documentation to set up your VPS and establish a secure SSH connection.

Installing Python

Before you start working with python, check if you have it installed. If not, installation will take just one command:

apt-get install python3

You can check the version like this:

python3 -V

The result might look something like this:

Once your script is on the VPS, navigate to the directory containing your Python script using a terminal. Use the cd command followed by the path to the directory where your script is located.

Running a Python script

Now, while in the directory with your Python script, run it using the Python interpreter. Use the following command: