Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

On this site:

Installing Django on Windows
The Django PageView Application
Serving Multiple Hosts from a Single Django Instance
Some Notes on Moving the Zone to Django

Installing Django on Windows in less than 5 minutes #

Assuming you have Python 2.4 or Python 2.5, exemaker, and the svn Subversion command-line client.

Python 2.4 #


In a command line window, do:

cd C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages
svn co

cd django\bin

Install pysqlite 2 (for sqlite 3) from (dead link). The latest stable version should work fine (currently 2.0.5 (dead link)).

Python 2.5 #


In a command line window, do:

cd C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages
svn co

cd django\bin

Setting up Django #

Create a work directory, and use django-admin to create a project directory in there.

mkdir c:\mytest
cd c:\mytest
django-admin startproject myproject

Edit the DATABASE_ENGINE and DATABASE_NAME entries in the file:

cd myproject

Set the variables to:

DATABASE_NAME = 'mydata.db'

(If you want, you can tweak other parameters at the same time. See comments in the file for details.)

Start the server:

python runserver

Click here (dead link) to check that the server is running.

That’s it!

The next step is to read the Django tutorial (dead link). Get to work!

(to set up a deployment stack, with apache and a real database server, some more work is needed. this article (dead link) shows you how to do that.)


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