Python is a widely used scripting language. And over the years has got different Implementations. Some of the web hosting servers which mainly focus on PHP do not support all the Implementations. Hostgator is one such web server which supports 2 Implementations of python – CGI and mod_python.
Some of them support more. If your intention is to access Internet resources like API’s then it would be always good to choose a web hosting service that has got a good support for Python. And even if you have to pay for the hosting, it shouldn’t be much of a worry since it would benefit you in the long run. One gets live tech support through the most part of the day which comes in handy if you are facing an Issue.