In this tutorial, we shall show you how it is easy to install Django on Ubuntu 20.04. We shall install Django with pip in a virtual environment. This is typically the most practical and recommended approach to working with Django.
Django is a Python-based free and open-source web framework that follows the model-template-views architectural pattern. Django is a full-featured Python web framework for developing dynamic websites.
- A Ubuntu 20.04 server.
- A root user access or normal user with administrative privileges.
Install Django on Ubuntu 20.04
Step 1 - Keep the server up to date
# apt update -y
# apt upgrade -y
Check the version of Python you have installed.
# python3 -V
Next, let’s install pip and venv from the Ubuntu repositories:
# apt install python3-pip python3-venv -y
Create a virtual environment to start a new project.
First, create a new project directory:
# mkdir ~/newproject
# cd ~/newproject
Now, create a virtual environment with a project directory using the python command.
# python3 -m venv my_env
This will install standalone versions of Python and pip into an isolated directory structure within your project directory.
To install packages into the isolated environment, you must activate it by typing:
# source my_env/bin/activate
If you look carefully, the prompt will look like:
Now, let’s install Django using pip command.
(my_env)# pip install django
You can verify the installation by typing:
(my_env)# django-admin --version
If you want to leave the virtual environment, using the deactivate command:
The installation is completed successfully.
In this tutorial, we have shown you how it is easy to install Django on Ubuntu 20.04.