your is set to True, (but it is not! it clearly reads: Debug = False)

Posted November 2, 2019 4k views

I have my django installed properly with all the gunicorn, nginx and systemd collaborating with each other, I can see the Congratulations page you have successfully installed django etc. Yet, it says that my debug at file is set to True, which is not.

Also I have created a hello world page at and and it says page not found. when I go
I am inside my virtualenvironment because it is there where I installed everything, of course.

from django.http import HttpResponse

def home(request):
return HttpResponse(‘hello’)

and the

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
from myapp import views

urlpatterns = [
path('home/’,views.home, name='home’),


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I found the answer on Stackoverflow

As a note for others: I had the same problem; I configured my production website on a VM with gunicorn and nginx, following the tutorial for ubuntu 16.04 from the digital ocean documentation.

I wasn’t able to turn off the debug mode, even when restarting the nginx systemd’s service: the solution was to restart also the gunicorn service:

systemctl restart nginx gunicorn