Well, you must have seen something you like about Python, so go ahead and keep it in mind. You can use any of the major back-end languages to do web stuff in, so that’s not an issue.
Esp since your host says they support Python, you know you won’t have to deal with possibly the main reason PHP is most popular even with people who don’t like it: many hosters only offer PHP.
Python’s is pretty much “there should be one, and preferably only ONE, right way to do it”. Coding in the same manner between programmers is more important in the Python community.
Snake Handlers is gone but somewhere in the Python thread 7stud mentions a good Python community, also for newbies, where you can peek in and see if you like how they live and code. Apologies for the crappy Python sticky, we’re in the process of redoing it still, and otherwise, a few threads further down in this section someone asked some good questions about Python and 7stud mentioned some excellent resources to learn more.
Ruby is often considered “fun” to program in. People also find it more readable (as in more English-like, which is a little strange for a Japanese language!) when they are first learning it. Take a look at Ruby and see what you like about it.
Perl is of course the most awesome language EVAR : ) The Perl sticky HAS been updated (yay). However one thing people have issues with is hosters. People try to download modules and find they need to be root, which you aren’t on shared hosting. But, there are ways around that.
I don’t think you have to worry about Python not being able to do something PHP can. I doubt there’s anything PHP does that another language (at least another of the big scripting languages) doesn’t do. PHP has a bazillion “core functions” lawlz. Other languages just combine fewer together to do the same thing. For any framework you run across in PHP, each of the other languages I listed above have their own, and Ruby’s got a lot more than Rails even if they get less attention.
Choose a language because you like it; because it has a good, supportive community; because it does what you want (again, web stuff, anyone does really). I didn’t mention any of the Java, .NET, C# stuff, but check out the forums for those languages/frameworks if you were curious. They all have their pros and cons, and if you know what they are before settling on one, you can make a better decision. Not just “will it run my web page” cause as I said, they all can. But whatever else is going on in your head. Are you considering how it affects your skills/resume?
Read blogs written by people who talk about their language. Sure, they’re all biased : ) but you get an idea of what the spirit of the language is, and what kinds of people it attracts.