How to deploy django website in ubuntu 18.04 + plesk + apache

Posted February 12, 2020 3.1k views

In my droplet is running several PHP websites, recently I tried to deploy a Django website that I build locally. But it’s doesn’t work properly.

I will explain the step that I did.

1, Pointed a Domain name to my droplet.
2, Added Domain name using Plesk Add Domain Option.
3, Uploaded the Django files to httpdocs by Plesk file manager.
4, Connected the server through ssh and type python runserver

5, My Django Website is successfully running.

Here are the real issues occurs, We need to type exact port number to view the website every time. Eg:- * *

As well as the Django webserver is down after sometimes.

I am newbie to Django all I have experience in deploying a PHP website. If my procedure is wrong please guide me to correct procedure.

Thanks in Advance.

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Hi @mrsreez,

What you could do is set up an Apache reverse proxy for this particular domain. That way you would not have to type the port specifically each time.

You can follow the steps here on how to set up a reverse proxy for Apache:

One important thing to keep in mind is, as you are using Plesk, you need to make sure that you follow the steps described here in order to correctly edit your Virtual Host configuration file:

Another thing to try is to follow the steps from the official Plesk documentation on how to install Django applications on Plesk:

Hope that this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

by Mateusz Papiernik
In this tutorial, you will set up Apache as a reverse proxy using the `mod_proxy` extension to redirect incoming connections to underlying application server(s) running on the same network. There are instructions on setting up a simple web app using the Flask framework to show how Apache interacts with the real application hidden behind it, but you can also follow this tutorial using your existing application server, if you have one.