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Setting Up Python and Django on Ubuntu 22.04: A Comprehensive Guide for ServerStadium VMs

This guide provides detailed instructions on installing Python and setting up Django on Ubuntu 22.04. This setup is suitable for deploying Django applications on a ServerStadium VM instance.


Before you start, ensure you have an account with ServerStadium and have created a VM instance with Ubuntu 22.04. If not, please register and set up your VM instance through the Cloud Panel.

Step 1: Update and Upgrade Ubuntu Packages

First, connect to your ServerStadium VM via SSH. Once connected, update and upgrade your Ubuntu packages:

sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Python

Ubuntu 22.04 typically comes with Python pre-installed. Verify the installation and check the version:

python3 –version

If Python is not installed or you need a different version, you can install it using:

sudo apt install python3

Step 3: Install pip (Python Package Installer)

Install pip, the Python package manager, which you will use to install Django:

sudo apt install python3-pip

Step 4: Install Django

With pip installed, you can now install Django:

pip3 install Django

Verify the installation by checking the Django version:

django-admin –version

Step 5: Create Your Django Project

Create a directory for your Django project and navigate into it:

mkdir mydjangoapp && cd mydjangoapp

Start a new Django project:

django-admin startproject myproject .

This command creates a new Django project named myproject in your current directory.

Step 6: Configure the Django Application

Edit the settings of your Django project to configure allowed hosts, database settings, and more. Open the settings file:

nano myproject/

In the ALLOWED_HOSTS array, add your server’s IP address or domain name.

Step 7: Start the Django Development Server

Run the Django development server to see if everything is set up correctly:

python3 runserver

Open your web browser and visit http://your_server_ip:8000. You should see the Django welcome page.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python and set up Django on Ubuntu 22.04 on your ServerStadium VM instance. This setup provides a solid foundation for developing and deploying robust Django applications.

For further assistance, please visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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