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How to install django framework on ubuntu 20

In this tutorial we are going to see how to set up the Django framework on Ubuntu. But before installing the Django we will see the quick introduction about the Django framework.

What is Django framework?

Django is a Python-based web framework. It is a free and open-source web framework that follows the model-template-views architectural pattern. It is maintained by the Django Software Foundation.

Now We see How to set up the Django on Ubuntu machine using python.  There are two ways to setup flask on the Ubuntu machine

  1. Django Installation using the virtual environment
  2. Django Installation Without virtual environment

Django Installation Without virtual environment

Then benefit with ubuntu20.04 is, It comes with preinstall python3.6 version, so you need not struggle for setup python unlike the previous versions of Ubuntu.  If you are using the old version of Ubuntu then you need to upgrade python version from python2.7 to python3.X

Step 1: First update your Ubuntu system using the following command

sudo apt update -y

Step 2: Install Django using pip command

pip3 install django

Step 3: To verify use the following command

django-admin --version

Django Installation Without virtual environment

It is always a good idea to setup Django with the virtual environment. So in this tutorial we are going to see How to setup the virtual environment and setup the Django inside it.

Step 1: First create a folder and enter to the folder using following command

mkdir DjangoProject && cd DjangoProject

mkdir – mkdir means make directory/folder

cd – cd means change directory/folder

in the above command we are executing two commands at a time first command is creating directory/folder by name DjangoProject and then entering that directory/folder.

Once we enter to this directory now we are ready for creating the virtual environment for our project.

What is a virtual environment?

Virtual environment is wrapper/folder around your project which holds all your project dependency and libraries related to your project.

Step 2: create a virtual environment using python3 command

python3 -m venv Djangoprojectven

command explanation:
python3 : we are creating virtual environment for python3

-m:  -m means make

Venv: venv stand for virtual environment

Djangoprojectven: is the name of your virtual environment.

Step 3: Now you need to activate your virtual environment using following command

source Djangoprojectven/bin/activate

Once your virtual environment is activated it will show you (Djangoprojectven) at the beginning of your command

Step 4: Now you are ready to install django in virtual environment. Use the following command

pip3 install django

Step 5: To confirm that Django is installed, run:

 django-admin --version

Now we will How to start the project

Step 6: user following command to start the project

django-admin startproject porjectName

Step 7: Now to run the project go inside the porjectName folder

Step 8: Now you will see the file. here execute the following command to run server.

Stpe 9: Now you will get ip address put it in browser and hit enter.

You will see your running project in the browser.

Thanks for reading !!! if you have any question please ask in a comment.


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