Deploy and run on Scrapy Cloud#
You now have a working Scrapy project that you have been running locally. Running your code locally is fine during development, but for production you usually want something better.
Deploy to Scrapy Cloud#
Create a Scrapy Cloud project on the Zyte dashboard.
Install the latest version of
shub, the Scrapy Cloud command-line application:
pip install --upgrade shub
Create an empty text file at
web-scraping-tutorial/requirements.txt. You will need it later on to get Python packages added to your project in Scrapy Cloud.
Create a YAML file at
web-scraping-tutorial/scrapinghub.ymlwith the following content:
requirements: file: requirements.txt stacks: default: LATEST_STACK
Copy your Scrapy Cloud API key from the Zyte dashboard.
Run the following command and, when prompted, paste your API key and press Enter:
On the Zyte dashboard, select your Scrapy Cloud project under Scrapy Cloud Projects, and copy your Scrapy Cloud project ID from the browser URL bar.
For example, if the URL is
000000is your Scrapy Cloud project ID.
web-scraping-tutorialis your current working folder.
Run the following command, replacing
000000with your actual project ID:
shub deploy 000000
Your Scrapy project has now been deployed to your Scrapy Cloud project.
Run a Scrapy Cloud job#
Now that you have deployed your Scrapy project to your Scrapy Cloud project, it is time to run one of your spiders on Scrapy Cloud:
On the Zyte dashboard, select your Scrapy Cloud project under Scrapy Cloud Projects.
On the Dashboard page of your project, select Run on the top-right corner.
On the Run dialog box:
Select the Spiders field and, from the spider list that appears, select your spider name.
A new Scrapy Cloud job will appear in the Running job list:
Once the job finishes, it will move to the Completed job list:
Follow the link from the Job column, 1/1.
On the job page, select the Items tab.
On the Items page, select Export → CSV.
The downloaded file will have the same data as the
books.csv file that you
generated locally with your first spider.
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