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Could anyone please recommend me any manual about how to deploy a Django application online?


Pepe's avatar
asked 2012-08-27 15:56:10 -0600
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Django or Askbot?

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-28 02:27:18 -0600) edit

I got Askbot running on localhost. Now I'm trying to run it on my webserver. Apparently it is not as easy as upload the files through FTP. I have no idea on how to deploy Django applications, that's why I need a manual or something, as this instructions ( are not clear enough to me...

Pepe's avatar Pepe (2012-08-28 07:20:11 -0600) edit

@Pepe, you really should look for instructions how to deploy Django applications - askbot is just a one such application. Django documentation probably has the best answers on this subject.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-08-28 09:32:29 -0600) edit

Find provide of VPS that explicitly supports Python/Django hosting, shared hosting almost never works.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-08-28 10:35:45 -0600) edit

Webfaction is a shared HOST but they use Kernel CGroups, so you are assured-reserved with your allotted resources - Memory and CPU clocks. I don't know how perfectly it works( also how they handle long running processes) But so far webfaction has been fair for me in allocating resources. You can do a - $ps YourUsername and checkout always your processes. Its pretty transparent system.

But most other Shared hosting providers kill the apps every few seconds and regain memory. So better read their technical Docs or shoot an email to support to know exactly what they do inside. :)

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-28 14:50:18 -0600) edit
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Here is a detailed Step by Step for running on Webfaction HOST -

Webfaction is one of the Best Web Hosts I've used for Python. Worth mentioning - Their support and Team is the best I've come across. I did learn a lot of things on Infrastructures. I don't recommend any other managed hosts. ;)

Another host - Heroku( I call them as a Managed HOST)

Is Very Reliable but lots of MAGIC Inside. (unless you already know their Infrastructure well) As Heroku runs on top of AWS its reliable and really good if you don't like to INVEST your productive time in - learning all those Sys-Admin stuff - Managing servers, Scaling etc.

Another worth mentioning HOST - is a German based HOST - Pretty cheap and Really really good Hardware. You get a full dedicated Server(these are not Managed Servers). You can also opt for a bunch of servers on the same rack and wire them all using a Gigabit switch. This is best for Large WebApps around SAAS.

pajju's avatar
answered 2012-08-28 07:46:48 -0600, updated 2012-08-28 10:20:01 -0600
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My webhost is RX-NAME ( I'm currently dealing with their customer service...

Pepe's avatar Pepe (2012-08-28 08:16:28 -0600) edit

@Pepe is it a managed account or Dedicated Box or VPS?

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-28 10:15:58 -0600) edit

You can use the same method in your webhost as given for Webfaction HOST.

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-28 10:18:09 -0600) edit

@pajju It's a shared hosting, but they say it supports Django/Python:

Pepe's avatar Pepe (2012-08-28 10:58:48 -0600) edit

you only have to run a sample django app and check. Askbot is just another Django app.

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-28 15:02:41 -0600) edit
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