Using MongoDB on PythonAnywhere

Getting a MongoDB server

We don't provide Mongo servers ourselves, so you'll need to get one from an external provider. Many of our customers are using mLab. For best performance, you should provision it in the AWS us-east-1 datacenter.

Connecting to it.

If you're connecting from a console or a scheduled task, just use the regular PyMongo, creating a MongoClient object with the normal parameters to specify the server, the username and the password..

If you're connecting from a web app, there are a few extra parameters to add:

connectTimeoutMS=30000, socketTimeoutMS=None, socketKeepAlive=True, connect=False, maxPoolsize=1

These are necessary to make it work without threads in a multiprocessing environment.