How to Install and Deploy the Django Application on Alibaba Cloud?

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The installation and deployment of the Django application on Alibaba Cloud are covered in this article.


Would you like to launch your Django application on Alibaba Cloud at a reasonable cost? You’re in the proper location! This tutorial will help you through the process of securely and inexpensively setting up your Django application on Alibaba Cloud. Let’s get started.

The Goals and fundamental basics to be assured while installation:

The process tells us process of launching the Django application in line with the Alibaba Cloud. You can operate the system with the operating system as Ubuntu. It shows the benefits and the features so as to complete idea on the working of Django Application for the Alibaba Cloud Ubuntu 14.04.

• You can deploy your first Linux instance by the usage of the Alibaba Cloud Console.
• Installation of the Django system for the running instance.

About the Django:

Django is a free source for the complete web framework. It is worked and written in Python. It is followed by the MVT architectural design that makes it highly compactable for use. It is managed and used by the Django Software Foundation (DSF) which is a solely operating organization established for the technology purpose. It is highly effective in offering the requirements of websites, content management and user working.


1. Install the virtualenv for Python usage to have a secluded location for the Python working.
2. Install Pip, Git and Ngnix.

For Launching your initial Linux instance on the system:

1. Initial log in to your Alibaba Cloud ECS Console for the Django application, here you land upto the main page directly.
2. Here Click the “Elastic Compute Service” in the header of “Products as well as Services” section.
3. Choose the appropriate region in the Linux Instance list.
4. You are here required to opt for the region in List of Instance available and you can here select the Instance of create.
5. You will be now taken to the Product Purchase option so that you can choose any package as per your need.

Whether Starter or Advanced package from option.

6. Next opt for the selection of the Data center along the Region in presence of the Zone for availability.
7. Here choose the type of instance and opt for Generation tab.
8. You must here choose the Operating System, out of the options a list of different Operating system that are widely operating. From the available list go for the section of Ubuntu.
9. Choice of the System wisely from the Disk out of the available list of menu.
10. For highest level of security, the password can be created to have a higher level of the security network.
11. Here you can check the complete details of the software system present which is available with the total available price in the list of section by clicking on the Buy Now option.
12. You need to Click on the Activate option for confirming your order and launching your management instance.

By this method you can Install the complete Django Application for working:

After the completion and implementation of the entire system, it is essential to adhere to the following procedures:

1. Here you can Login into your running server system by use of the ssh command.
2. Enter your password here and then set up the environment for working of Django application.
3. We must install the Django here as per the available environment of business.
4. Create Sample Project and migrate your database.
5. Once user has tested the working use to check the server working well.
6. You can see the port 8000, here opt for the management of the application.
7. You must create the Data:
• By activating Python language.
• Shift to the Django Project list.
• By running the commands appropriately.
8. Collection of all the files has to be done.
9. Install the working library database system.
10. Re start the Ngnix system of setting the configuration.

We have now developed a comprehensive understanding of the process involved in installing the Django application for the management console instance. It is essential to consistently consider the requisites of the Django Application in order to efficiently manage and complete every part of the system’s procedures.


It has all the features of the Alibaba Cloud Products with Django by using the technologies such as Alibaba Cloud WAF, Alibaba Cloud Monitor. In Alibaba Cloud WAF you are offered complete protection against the web-based attacks, as well as SQL injections, Malicious larva, working issues, related websites attacks. The WAF filters out several malicious access which are making an attempt for lessening the performance of HTTP/HTTPS flood attacks on servers.

The Alibaba Cloud Monitor is designed to offer comprehensive insights into your cloud deployments. It provides full visibility into critical data related to central processor utilization, along with customizable features that can meet specific organizational requirements.



Q: Can I use a different cloud provider for Django hosting?

A: Yes, Django can be hosted on various cloud platforms, but offers excellent affordability.

Q: Is Django WAF essential for security?

Despite not being mandatory, Django WAF offers an additional level of protection, effectively shielding your application from potential vulnerabilities.

Q: How can I optimize my Django application for performance on Alibaba Cloud?

For better performance, think about enhancing database queries and putting caching measures in place.

Q: Can I scale my resources on Alibaba Cloud as my application grows?

Of course! Alibaba Cloud offers easy scalability solutions to support the expansion of your Django application.

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