In this article, we will talk about pip, how to install it as well as how to use it on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS. To begin, we’ll need to clarify what pip actually is. Pip is a package manager for Python. It’s normally used to install and manage Python modules on your system.
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In case Python is new to you as well, Python is a high-level object-oriented programming language that is becoming increasingly popular over the years. Python is widely used in software development, system administration, scientific and numeric data analysis, and much more.
Both Python 2 or Python 3 can be installed on Ubuntu 20.04. However, with Ubuntu 20.04, the default version is Python 3. If for some reason you need Python 2 along with its version of pip, don’t worry, we’re covering that in this tutorial as well.
Pip is not installed by default on Ubuntu – however, the installation is quite quick and simple. Let’s start with the installation.