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I've developed a Django application and I want to deploy it on my WebFaction server. Are there any resources available to help me with this?

asked 19 Oct '10, 17:39

seanf
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WebFaction has a guide available here: Getting Started With Django

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answered 19 Oct '10, 17:41

seanf
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My own view, as a Django core developer since 2006 and long time WebFaction user, is that the WebFaction docs and installer for Django are pretty unhelpful. My own process is much easier and more secure. Please see:

Best practices for deploying Django on WebFaction

It is not as detailed as it could be, but it does have a link to a fabric script that can be easily customised for use.

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answered 22 Jun '13, 09:52

spookylukey
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I have to agree that the one-click installer and the Getting Started With Django guide are, pretty much, useless for any real-world deploy. Suffice to say that no real-world app uses the django package alone, and pip install -r requirements.txt is impossible (it actually failed, probably due to permissions, for a very simple app I tried to deploy earlier).

The one click installer should at a minimum create a virtual environment that allows for required packages to be pip installed, and setup the Apache configuration (if Apache is chosen as the way to go) so that the python path and bin just work.

In the meantime, it would make sense if the WebFaction team included an additional guide in the docs (or updated the existing one), to point out to new users what the intended way is of installing requirements.

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answered 14 Apr '15, 20:50

Asotos
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Thanks for your feedback, @Asotos - we really appreciate it!

I've passed your comments along to our installer team for consideration.

(14 Apr '15, 22:13) seanf
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