This section describes the different options you have for deploying your Scrapy spiders to run them on a regular basis. Running Scrapy spiders in your local machine is very convenient for the (early) development stage, but not so much when you need to execute long-running spiders or move spiders to run in production continously. This is where the solutions for deploying Scrapy spiders come in.
Popular choices for deploying Scrapy spiders are:
Deploying to a Scrapyd Server¶
Scrapyd is an open source application to run Scrapy spiders. It provides a server with HTTP API, capable of running and monitoring Scrapy spiders.
Scrapyd is maintained by some of the Scrapy developers.
Deploying to Scrapy Cloud¶
Scrapy Cloud removes the need to setup and monitor servers and provides a nice UI to manage spiders and review scraped items, logs and stats.
Scrapy Cloud is compatible with Scrapyd and one can switch between
them as needed - the configuration is read from the