I created a Django droplet but it runs on Django 1.x and Python 2.x. How do I point the Django project to use python 3 and Django2.x?

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To be able to use different versions of python in virtual environments, you must first install the version of python you want at the system level (without activating any environment), you can also leave the previous version. Then, when you create the virtual environment, if you do not indicate which version of python you want, you will install the last version, but if you want another version, you must indicate it explicitly. Look in the virtualenvwraper documentation, there explain how to do it. Greetings.

You will have to create virtual environments, for what you want. There are many tutorials in Digital Ocean to put a server up and running with django. I have created a video tutorial with all the steps to follow, it is in Spanish, with subtitles in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNw7EyXtT_k&t=5427s

I hope it serves you, greetings.

  • Hey Frank, thanks for the reply. Are you suggesting that I create the environment from scratch rather than using the one-click install?

What is the one-click install ?

  • Its a pre built image with all this packages installed already.
    Package Version License
    Django 1.11.11 Custom
    Nginx 1.14.0 Custom
    Certbot 0.23.0 Apache 2
    Gunicorn 19.7.1 MIT
    Postgres 10 Postgres SQL
    Postfix 3.3.0 IBM Public

    Am already watching your video.

ok, you have some basic packages, although I do not understand Certbot 0.23.0 Apache 2 if you are going to use the Ngnix web server. It all depends on how you want to work, you can combine data base postgress, Myql or oracle, with server apache or ngnix, I recommend nginx + postgres. I have used this powerful line, you will see it in the video, there are all the steps well explained, they are almost 2 hours long. I have also put many links to Digital Ocean.

  • Alright Frank, thanks. I appreciate your input. I will comment here back if I have any questions from following your video.

  • Hi Frank, Upon creating the virtual environment and installing Django. Python 2.x is still the default python. Please, how do I remove it to run python 3? From the video, it seems your environment was directly using python 3 which was why you were able to install Django 2.x directly.

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