Python is a platform-independent scripting language that can be used to program dynamic websites. At 1&1 IONOS, Python is available in Linux web hosting packages and on Managed Dedicated Server.

The following file extensions are allowed for Python scripts:

  • .py

  • .cgi

  • .pl

Program Example Simple Visitor Counter

An example of a simple visitor counter made in Python:

#!/usr/bin/python

import string

print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n"

f=open('count.db', 'r+') 

number=f.read()

print "<p>This page has been viewed <b>" + number + "</b> times.</p>"
a = int (number)+1
f.seek(0)
f.write(repr(a))
f.close()