Tutorial Series

Scaling Django

Django is a Python-based platform for building modern web apps. As with any platform, issues can arise with your need to scale and expand your user base. In this tutorial series, we will go over several strategies and best practices for scaling your Django app in a reliable, stable way.
  • Once an app has been deployed and more and more people begin using it, it won’t be long before you begin to notice it slowing down. This is a common problem, and in this tutorial we will go over some tools that work with Django which can help to alleviate this issue.
  • Apache is an amazingly powerful and capable web server. In order to make initial setup as easy as possible, it comes with numerous modules pre-installed. This makes it a great choice for new projects when you need to quickly be productive, but as your site grows you may start to bump into performance problems. This tutorial will cover a few things you should do to optimize performance if you’re running Apache with your Django app.
  • As a web app grows in popularity and number of users, the need to scale performance will continue to be a point of focus for its developer(s). In this tutorial, we will go over a few higher-level strategies for scaling apps built on Django, going beyond the initial scaling tips we’ve already covered.