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Cloud Hosting FAQ

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How do I host my API?

Just run ship deploy to deploy your API to Steamship's cloud.

How can people use my API?

Steamship auto-generates endpoints protected by key-based authentication.

How can I publish a demo?

For certain project types, we will auto-generate a web page where others can try it.

Can I use any Python?

Just about. Please be reasonable and add your dependencies to requirements.txt.

How do I debug?

Debug like regular Python on Localhost or Replit. If you're stuck, just reach out to

Where are my logs?

Create an instance of your deployed package click the View Logs button from web page.


Are there usage limits?

Our free trial gives you enough room to experiment, then visit your account page to sign up for plan.

What happens if I hit usage limits?

You'll get an error message from our API telling you what happened and how to view our plans.

What's included in a paid plan?

Steamship's paid plans include models from OpenAI, Cohere, HuggingFace Replicate, Assembly, Microsoft, Google, and more. As well as fully-managed embedding search, data management, and endpoint deployment. View the plan page for more!

Response Types

How do I return JSON?

Just return a Python dict object. This recipe shows how.

How do I return an image?

Just return raw bytes plus a MIME type as shown by this recipe.

How do I return audio?

Just return raw bytes plus a MIME type as shown by this recipe.

How to Deploy

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Install our Python library

From the folder containing, run pip install steamship.

Run 'ship deploy'

Installing our python library makes the ship deploy command available. Your first time, you will be walked through a few questions to configure your package.

Share the results

When deployment succeeds, you'll see a URL that lets anyone try your API on the web or use it over HTTP.