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Gias Uddin
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Django application deployment by using uwsgi, Nginx

This blog is about how to deploy a Django application by using uwsgi Nginx.

Dependency needed:

Ubuntu 18.04
Python 3
Django > 2
Nginx

Install required packages using apt

sudo apt install nginx
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y python3-pip
sudo apt install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python3-dev
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Let’s assume you already know python virtual environment and you already install in your pc.
Install required packages using pip

pip install django
pip install uwsgi
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you have successfully installed the library in your pc now we can start the deployment.

Creating a Django project

django-admin startproject mysite
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Test your Django project.

make sure that your mysite project works:

python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000

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And if that works, run it using uWSGI:

uwsgi --http :8000 --module mysite.wsgi
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Testing is done, now our application will run in demon mode.

create sock file and log with proper permission

touch /tmp/mysite.sock
touch /var/log/mysite.log
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create a django_uwsgi.ini in the project root directory.

[uwsgi]
# Django-related settings
# the base directory (full path)
chdir=/var/www/html/mysite
# Django's wsgi file
module=mysite.wsgi
# the virtualenv (full path)
home=/root/envDjango
# process-related settings
# master
master          = true
# maximum number of worker processes
processes       = 10
# the socket (use the full path to be safe
socket          = /tmp/mysite.sock
# ... with appropriate permissions - may be needed
#chmod-socket    = 666
#uid = www-data
#gid = www-data
env = DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=bdalljob.settings
# clear environment on exit
vacuum          = true
# for graceful reloading project
pidfile=./pid_5000.pid
# uwsgi log write in this location
daemonize=/var/log/mysite.log
#max-requests = 5000
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Run application, make sure you are in the project root directory

uwsgi --ini uwsgi.ini

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make sure uWSGI is up

ps axu | grep uwsgi
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reload uwsgi

uwsgi --reload pid_5000.pid
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stop uWsgi

uwsgi --stop pid_5000.pid

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Now we will configure Nginx, create mysite conf

touch /etc/nginx/sites-available/mysite.conf
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open mysite by using nano mysite.conf add below configuration

server {
        listen       80;
        server_name  mysite.com;
        charset utf-8;
location / {
            include             uwsgi_params;
            uwsgi_pass          unix:/tmp/mysite.sock;
            proxy_redirect      off;
            proxy_set_header    Host $host;
            proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
            proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
            proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Host $server_name;
        }
}
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make available your conf in Nginx sites enable

sudo ln -sf /etc/nginx/sites-available/mysite.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/mysite.conf
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restart Nginx


sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart
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now you can check mysite.com by using it in the host file.

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