Guides - Deploying Django through the Linode Marketplace
Quickly deploy a Compute Instance with many various software applications pre-installed and ready to use.
Django is a web development framework for the Python programing language. It enables rapid development, while favoring pragmatic and clean design. Django was initially developed for use in a newspaper’s website division, and as a result the Django framework is very well suited to developing content-centric applications. It’s also very flexible in its ability to facilitate many complex content management operations.
Deploying a Marketplace App
The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.
Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.
Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.
Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.
Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.
To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.
NoteEstimated deployment time: Django should be fully installed within 2-5 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.
- Supported distributions: Debian 10
- Recommended minimum plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.
- Django user (required): The username for your Django application.
- Django password (required): Enter a strong password for your Django user.
- Django user email (required): The email address you wish to use for your Django user.
Getting Started after Deployment
NoteThe Django Marketplace App will assign
DjangoAppas the Django project name.
After Django has finished installing, you will be able to access your Django site at your Linode’s IPv4 address, for instance:
To find your Linode’s IPv4 address. Click on the Linodes link in the sidebar. You will see a list of all your Linodes.
Find the Linode you just created when deploying your app and select it.
Navigate to the Networking tab.
The IP address will be displayed under the Address column in the IPv4 table.
Copy and paste the IPv4 address into a browser window followed by
:8000. You should see the Django test page appear.
Once you have verified that you can access your Django site via the browser, you can log in using the admin credentials you created when deploying your app. Update the address in the browser to:
Once logged in, you will have access to the Admin console. Now you can begin configuring your site.
NoteCurrently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.
You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.
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