Install Python Interpreter on Ubuntu VPS or Dedicated Server

This article provides a step-by-step guide to installing the Python interpreter on an Ubuntu VPS or Dedicated Server.

Update and Upgrade

Before installing the Python interpreter, it is recommended to update the server with the latest Ubuntu files. As the root user, run the following commands in your terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Download Latest Version of Python

After updating the operating system, run the following commands to install the latest version of Python:

cd /opt
wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.2/Python-3.4.2.tgz

Unpack the download:

tar -xzvf Python-3.4.2.tgz

Installing Python

Install Python using the following:

cd Python-3.4.2
./configure
make
make altinstall

If you run into any errors during installation, view the guide for installing the C compiler.

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