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How to Run Django Application Server

Feb 16, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to Run Django Application Server

Django is a python free and open-source framework that is widely used nowadays. It offers a lot of libraries and functions that can be easily invoked. Running Django app with a local Django server will help you to speed up the development process. Let’s see what is the best and quick way to run it.

Prerequisites

  • Python
  • pip

Solution

Step 1. Firstly, let’s see the default or minimal Django app structure:

ls djangoapp/
    __init__.py
    manage.py
    settings.py
    urls.py

Step 2. To start the Django server app on the default port, run:

python manage.py runserver

Example output:

Validating models...
0 errors found.

Django version 2.0, using settings 'mysite.settings'
Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8000/
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.

Step 3. If you want to change the default port and run the Django server in the background, run:

python manage.py runserver 8080 &
  • & - will run the server process in background

Step 4. My preferred way is to make it listen on all public IPs along with the port.

python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000 &

Conclusion

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