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sudo pip3 install django

Check installed version:

python3 -m django --version

Creating a project

cd  /home/mycode (Do not put code under /var/www)
django-admin startproject mysite 

Avoid using names like django (conflict with Django itself) or test (conflicts with a built-in Python package)

Startproject command will create:


These files are:

  • The outer mysite/ root directory is just a container for your project. Its name doesn’t matter to Django; you can rename it to anything you like.
  • A command-line utility that lets you interact with this Django project in various ways. You can read all the details about in django-admin and
  • The inner mysite/ directory is the actual Python package for your project. Its name is the Python package name you’ll need to use to import anything inside it (e.g. mysite.urls).
  • mysite/ An empty file that tells Python that this directory should be considered a Python package. If you’re a Python beginner, read more about packages in the official Python docs.
  • mysite/ Settings/configuration for this Django project. Django settings will tell you all about how settings work.
  • mysite/ The URL declarations for this Django project; a “table of contents” of your Django-powered site. You can read more about URLs in URL dispatcher.
  • mysite/ An entry-point for WSGI-compatible web servers to serve your project. See How to deploy with WSGI for more details.