Python Package Installation Requirements

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Do you allow for the installation of python packages on shared hosts? If not as a global installation, then can a virtual environment be created for a specific domain? If we are not allowed to perform an installation, can I request specific packages to be added? For example, could I request that numpy be installed on my host or virtual environment?
Hello Scanche,

Thanks for the question about loading up Python packages on a shared host. Python is already loaded on shared servers, but the installation of optional packages would need to be reviewed by the live technical support team. You can submit a support ticket (as per the information at the bottom of the page) and they can review it for you. For the most part, if the package requires root access for installation, then you will not be able to install it on a shared server. You would be able to install it on a VPS or Dedicated hosting account.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.