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Django on a production server

Is your Django project ready for production? Follow this guides to bring your Django project on a production server! There are many good tutorials out there for learning Django and developing projects locally. But I think that simple tutorials for…

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Django – NGINX: deploy your Django project on a production server

DjangoNGINX is a popular and well tested combination used to deploy web applications in production. In this post I will explain the steps needed to have your Django project deployed on a production server using Ubuntu 18.04.

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To have DjangoNGINX deployed on your production server follow these simple steps.

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A simple Python email gateway

Say you have a Django web application that you want to integrate with emails to make it possibile to send data and files to your web application over SMTP.

The good news is that Python has a simple SMTP daemon in the standard library, together with modules to parse emails. Let’s see how to create a simple email gateway on top of these tools.

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How to deploy a Django project in 15 minutes with Ansible

In this tutorial I will explain how to deploy a Django project in 15 minutes with Ansible. I will assume that you are a Django developer and you have built and tested a project locally. It’s time to deploy the project on a public server to let users access your awesome application.

If you are new in deploying Django on a production server you can read my post Django – NGINX: deploy your Django project on a production server to have a basic introduction on the steps needed.

So you need a VPS with an SSH access, then you will access the server, install and configure all necessary software (web server, application server, database server), create a database user, configure Django to use it, copy your Django project on the server, migrate the database, collect static files, trial and error, fix, trial and error, …

All this boring stuff will take some good hours that you should definitely spend in a more profitable way, don’t you think? The good news is that you can automate almost all the work needed to go from a vanilla VPS to a fully deployed server hosting your Django project.

Follow this tutorial and I’ll show you how to leverage the power of Ansible to automate all the needed steps in 15 minutes. Are you ready? Check the time on your clock and follow me!

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