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Serving static files with digitalocean

I am using DigitalOcean to serve my static files for my website. I have used Django and Postgres for database. I deployed my site with a DigitalOcean droplet, uploaded my static files in the DigitalOcean Spaces (I verified that they are indeed there), and updated my settings.py code to update my database information. CDN is enabled and CORS is configured.

I tested the site using gunicorn (step 7 of tutorial), but my website is still simply html text with no css styling from my static files.

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It sounds like you want to use Django/Postgres for the backend and then run a static site from Spaces Object Storage. Spaces isn’t setup to automatically treat directories and files there as a “website” which is why it isn’t coming up the way you expect.

However, we have released our new App Platform which has a fully built out solution for hosting static sites and can also be directly integrated with your code on Github, so I would recommend that you use that instead.

You can find more information on that here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-static-website-to-the-cloud-with-digitalocean-app-platform