A step-by-step guide to setting up the environment for python and Django

We are going to give you a step-by-step procedure to set up the python and Django environment so as to open the project, deploy and run it on our Local Machine:-

1. Install Python

you are required to download and install Python on your local machine. You can download Python from the official website: https://www.python.org/downloads/.

2. Install pip

Once Python is installed, we need to install pip, which is a package manager for Python. You can install pip by running the following command in your terminal:

$ python -m ensurepip --default-pip

3. Install virtualenv

Next is to Install the virtualenv, It’s a good idea to use a virtual environment when working with Python to isolate the project dependencies from other projects. You can install virtualenv by running the following command in your terminal:

$ pip install virtualenv

4. Create a virtual environment

Once the Virtualenv is installed we will proceed and activate the environment by running the command below in the terminal:

$ source env/bin/activate

6. Install Django

Once the virtual environment is now up we proceed to install Django using the command below:-

$ pip install Django

7. Create a new Django project

to create the Django project we will use the Django-admin command, it will create a new Directory called my_app, and inside the project, the directory includes the basic structure for a Django project.

$ django-admin startproject my_app

8. Run the development server

You can now run the development server to test your project by running the below command in the terminal to deploy the project, it will start the development server and the project can now be accessed by navigating to http://localhost:8000 in a web browser.

9. Deploy the project

When ready to deploy your project to a production server, we will be required tp follow the steps provided by your hosting provider or server administrator. This typically involves setting up a server environment, installing dependencies, configuring the database, and running the application using a production-grade web server like Apache or Nginx.

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