Deploying Django

Django’s chock-full of shortcuts to make Web developer’s lives easier, but all those tools are of no use if you can’t easily deploy your sites. Since Django’s inception, ease of deployment has been a major goal. There’s a number of good ways to easily deploy Django:

If you’re new to deploying Django and/or Python, we’d recommend you try mod_wsgi first. In most cases it’ll be the easiest, fastest, and most stable deployment choice.


  • Chapter 12 of the Django Book (second edition) discusses deployment and especially scaling in more detail. However, note that this edition was written against Django version 1.1 and has not been updated since mod_python was first deprecated, then completely removed in Django 1.5.