In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Django on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Django is a popular Python framework for writing web applications. Web frameworks like Django provide a set of tools that helps the developer to write the application faster as the framework takes care of the internal structure, thus the developer needs to take care of the application development only. Django is free and open-source software.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Django on a CentOS 8 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Django on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update
Step 2. Install Python and Pip.
Now, we install pip using the following command:
sudo dnf install python36 python3-pip
Check the installed version of Pip:
Step 3. Installing Django on CentOS 8.
Install Django using the following command:
pip3 install Django
You can verify the installation by typing:
Step 4. Create a sample Django project.
Now that the Django framework has been installed, you can give it a test drive by creating a sample project:
cd ~ django-admin startproject myproject
The command above will create a directory
myproject in your working directory ~, and store all necessary files within.
Run the commands below in sequence to get your application started. Follow the instructions on the screen to provide the superuser’s credentials:
cd myproject/ python manage.py migrate python manage.py createsuperuser python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000
Finally, use the “deactivate” command to leave your virtual environment:
Step 5. Configure Firewall.
In order to allow access to port 8000, you need to modify firewall rules in a new SSH connection:
firewall-cmd --add-port=8000/tcp --zone=public --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Step 6. Accessing Django.
Django will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Django. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Django web framework on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Django website.