Running a Python app on a remote server and displaying the output files

Jason Hsu jhsu802701 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 21:22:35 CET 2012


I have a Python 2.7 script at https://github.com/jhsu802701/dopplervalueinvesting . When I run the screen.py script locally, the end result is a new screen-output sub-directory (within the root directory) and a results.csv file within it.

What I'm trying to do is put this script on a remote server, run this screen.py script every night, and make the results.csv file publicly readable.

I've tried to do this on Google App Engine, but I can't get it to work. The Google App Engine tutorial revolves around trying to dynamically create a web site, and I haven't been able to figure out how to make anything other than an index.html file in the root directory work. HOW DO I MAKE OTHER FILES PUBLICLY READABLE?

Is Google App Engine the way to go, or am I barking up the wrong tree? I understand that another route is using WebFaction, a web hosting provider that offers a whole Linux system. (Running my app on my current web host, MDDHosting, is not an option because lxml is not available without a much more costly VPS.)

In summary, my questions are: 
1. How do I run my Python script in Google App Engine and make the output results.csv file publicly available? 
2. If Google App Engine isn't the solution for me, should I use WebFaction? (I already tried Heroku, and it didn't work for me.) 
3. What are my other options?

I'm willing to pay for a solution, but only if I get web hosting as well. (I'm not willing to pay for MDDHosting for my dopplervalueinvesting.com web site AND another host for running my script.)



More information about the Python-list mailing list