Flask on the Tommy and Johnny servers uses Python 3.10.

If you need to run Flask on another version of Python, you'll need to get a VPS

About Flask

Flask is a Python web framework built with a small core and easy-to-extend philosophy. Read more: Full Stack Python

How To Setup Flask on Plesk

1. Create a directory on your main domain called flasktest.

If you were transferred from the old cPanel, your main domain will be parked on the public_html directory.

If you created a new account on Plesk, your directory will be httpdocs.

2. Create an .htaccess file inside the flasktest directory with these contents:

Options +ExecCGI
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^(media/.*)$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(admin_media/.*)$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(flask\.wsgi/.*)$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ flasktest/flask.wsgi/$1 [QSA,PT,L]

3. Create a file named flask.wsgi inside the flasktest directory with these contents:

import os, sys

# edit your path below

sys.path.insert(0, os.path.dirname(__file__))
from myapp import app as application

# set this to something harder to guess
application.secret_key = 'secret'

4. Create a file named myapp.py inside the flasktest directory with these contents:

import sys

from flask import Flask, __version__
app = Flask(__name__)
application = app

def hello():
  return """

    Flask is working on HelioHost.<br><br>
    <a href="/flasktest/python/version/">Python version</a><br>
    <a href="/flasktest/flask/version/">Flask version</a>


def p_version():
  return "Python version %s<br><br><a href='/flasktest/'>back</a>" % sys.version

def f_version():
  return "Flask version %s<br><br><a href='/flasktest/'>back</a>" % __version__

if __name__ == "__main__":

5. Make sure your directory structure and files look like this:

├── flask.wsgi
├── .htaccess
└── myapp.py

0 directories, 3 files

6. If you did everything right it should look like the below:

Screenshot taken from https://krydos.heliohost.org/flasktest/

Since WSGI uses server side caching, your changes might not appear immediately, and in some cases might take several hours to update.

We recommend developing your Flask app on your home computer and hosting the production copy on the server.


If you receive an error of You don't have permission to access /flasktest/flask.wsgi/ on this server, you may need to add AddHandler cgi-script .pyto your .htaccess file.

Running Flask at the Webroot

The above example is for Flask in a subdirectory, so users can host different projects in different subdirectories rather than dedicating the whole domain to one Flask app.

If you prefer to run Flask at the webroot instead, this is possible with some slight changes to the .htaccess, flask.wsgi, and myapp.py files.


This tutorial is adapted from the How to Use Flask on Plesk post on the HelioNet forum, answered by Krydos.

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