July 10, 2018

Docker Guide: Dockerizing Python Django Application

Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. Docker automates the deployment of applications inside software containers.

Django is a web application framework written in python that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. It is available for free and released under an open source license. It is fast and designed to help developers get their application online as quickly as possible.

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to create a docker image for an existing Django application project in Ubuntu 16.04. We will learn about dockerizing a python Django application, and then deploy the application as a container to the docker environment using a docker-compose script.

In order to deploy our python Django application, we need additional docker images. We need an nginx docker image for the web server and PostgreSQL image for the database.

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