How Do I Install Python Web Server on Windows?


Scott Campbell

Installing a Python web server on Windows can be a straightforward process if you follow the right steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the installation of a Python web server on your Windows machine. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Download Python

To begin, you need to download and install Python on your Windows computer. Head over to the official Python website at and click on the “Downloads” tab. Choose the latest version of Python for Windows and click on the download link.

Note: Make sure to select the appropriate version (32-bit or 64-bit) based on your system architecture.

Step 2: Run the Installer

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and run the installer. The installer will guide you through the installation process.

Note: Remember to check the box that says “Add Python to PATH” during installation. This will allow you to use Python from any location in your command prompt.

Step 3: Verify Python Installation

To ensure that Python is correctly installed, open a command prompt by pressing Windows Key + R, type “cmd”, and press Enter. In the command prompt, type “python –version” and press Enter.

If you see a version number displayed, it means Python has been successfully installed.

Step 4: Install a Web Server Framework

To create a web server using Python, we need to install a web server framework. One popular choice is Flask, which is lightweight and easy to use.

  • To install Flask, open the command prompt and type:
  • pip install flask

Note: If you don’t have pip installed, you can follow the instructions at to install it.

Step 5: Create a Simple Web Server

Now that we have Python and Flask installed, let’s create a simple web server to test everything.

  1. Create a new file called “” in your desired directory.
  2. Open “” in a text editor and add the following code:
# Import the Flask module
from flask import Flask

# Create an instance of the Flask class
app = Flask(__name__)

# Define a route and its corresponding function
def home():
    return "Hello, World!"

# Run the application on the local development server
if __name__ == '__main__':

In this example, our web server will respond with “Hello, World!” when accessed at the root URL (“/”).

Step 6: Start the Web Server

To start the web server, open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where you saved “”. Type the following command:


If everything is set up correctly, you should see output similar to:

* Running on http://127.0.1:5000/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)

This means that your web server is running and can be accessed at http://127.1:5000/ in your web browser.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed a Python web server on your Windows machine using Flask. Now you can start building and deploying web applications with Python.

In this tutorial, we covered the steps to:

  • Download and install Python
  • Run the installer
  • Verify the installation
  • Install a web server framework (Flask)
  • Create a simple web server
  • Start the web server

Note: Remember that the example provided is just a starting point, and you can build more complex web applications by extending it with additional routes, views, and functionality.

Happy coding!

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