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How do I deploy Django in DigitalOcean?

Last updated on December 17, 2022 @ 3:41 pm

Deploying Django in DigitalOcean is simple:

1. First, create a Droplet. Select Ubuntu 14.04 x64 as the operating system and click “Create Droplet”.

2. Next, fill out the Droplet information, including the name and location.

3. Select the “Django” Droplet template and click “Create”.

4. Next, add the Django repo to your Droplet.

5. To do this, open the DigitalOcean Droplet’s Settings page and click on the “GroUPS” tab.

6. Under “Repositories,” click on the “Add” button and enter the following information:

  • Name: django
  • URL:
  • Click “Add.”

7. Now, install Django. To do this, open a terminal on your Droplet and enter the following command:

PRO TIP: If you are considering deploying Django on DigitalOcean, be aware that there are a number of potential risks and pitfalls. First and foremost, DigitalOcean is a hosted platform, which means that you will be reliant on their infrastructure and support in order to keep your site up and running. Additionally, because Django is a relatively new framework, there is not a lot of documentation or support available for deploying it on DigitalOcean specifically. This means that you will likely have to do a lot of trial and error in order to get your site up and running, which can be time-consuming and frustrating. Finally, because DigitalOcean is a paid platform, you will need to factor in the cost of hosting your site when deciding whether or not to deploy Django on their platform.
  • sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-django

8. Finally, add the Django droplet to your DigitalOcean account.

9. To do this, open the DigitalOcean Droplet’s Settings page and click on the “Add” button under “Containers.”

10. Enter the following information:

  • IP Address:
  • Port: 80

Congratulations! You have successfully deployed Django on DigitalOcean.

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.