I am considering writing a web application in python, rather than more traditional PHP or ASP.net MVC. For my application (which will be opensource) to be useful, I need it to run in paid hosting environments. In other words, if some company wants to use my app for free, they will typically upload the app to their PAID web host.
I already know PHP comes with just about any Linux package. My question is : Is Python just as common an option in the Linux hosting world?
Lets not completely dismiss Windows hosting either. I know its technically possible to configure IIS to run Python, but is it common for Windows Hosting Packages to include Python as part of the available programming languages options.
I'm trying to get a good feel for this, before I commit to using Python because I want my open source app to be used by a wide as possible audience. I'm also very keen to use Python, because it will be a fun and interesting undertaking.
Thanks in advance.