In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Django on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Django is the most popular Python web framework designed to help developers build secure, scalable, and maintainable web applications. Django is free and open-source software, fast and stable which allows you to create a complex website with less coding.
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 through the step-by-step installation of Django Web Framework on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- 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 Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Python and necessary dependencies.
Now install Python dependencies on your system using the following command:
sudo apt install python3 python3-pip tree
Confirm the Python installation and check the Python version by typing the following command:
Step 3. Installing Django on Debian 10.
Once PIP is installed, you can start installing Django using the following command:
pip3 install Django
Then, check the installed version:
Step 5. 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 idrootproject
The command above will create a directory
idrootproject 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 idrootproject/ python3 manage.py migrate python3 manage.py createsuperuser python3 manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000
Step 6. Accessing Django.
Django will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-domain.com:8000 and to access the Django Admin interface, open your web browser and type the URL
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Django. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Django Web Framework on Debian 10 Buster. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Django website.