Create your Production Environment

In order to deploy your DjangoMango product, you need access to a production server and may even want a managed database, storage space and domain. Never fear, we are hear to help.

Here at DjangoMano, we love deploying our web applications via Digital Ocean. They offer reliable hosting, built on a powerful platform, and at a great price point. Of course, you don't need to use Digital Ocean. There are other greater alternatives out there, such as Heroku. But if you have another preferred provider, you will need to adapt the steps below to your use-case.

Create a Digital Ocean Server

You may now have your DjangoMango project on your local machine. But you need to get access to a server to host your project files so that others can see your work. So let's get started.

Accessing your Server

After you have created your droplet, you'll need to access it, get it set up, and know how to push your project to it.

Create a Managed Database (optional)

Our docker configurations will automatically create a file-based database on the server you deploy to. But those running data intense applications may want a separate managed database instead.

Create a Storage Space (optional)

Django is a fantastic in almost all respects. But it isn't optimized for serving media content. If you plan on serving large media files through your application, consider creating a storage space.

Point your Domain

Home stretch. You have your server, and if needed, you have created a separate database and storage space. Now it's time to point your domain so people can browse to the your site.