To deploy a Django project on AWS, you can follow these general steps:
Before we talk about steps, we need to make sure the Django App is running locally or not.
Set up an AWS Account: If you don't have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com/ and create an account. This will give you access to AWS services.
Create an EC2 Instance:
- Go to the EC2 service in the AWS Management Console.
- Launch a new EC2 instance with the desired configuration (e.g., instance type, operating system).
- Configure security groups to allow incoming traffic on the required ports (e.g., 80 for HTTP, 443 for HTTPS).
- Generate or use an existing key pair for SSH access to the instance.
Connect to the EC2 Instance:
- Connect to the EC2 instance using SSH.
- Update the instance by running
sudo/yum apt update (for Ubuntu) or the relevant command for your operating system.
Install Required Software:
- Install Python, pip, and other dependencies required for your Django project.
- Check the requirements.txt file and install the requirement.
- Set up a virtual environment to isolate your project's dependencies.
Clone and Set Up Your Django Project:
- Clone your Django project's code onto the EC2 instance using Git or any other method.
- Install project dependencies using pip, preferably within the virtual environment.
- Configure the database settings in your Django project's settings file.
Set Up a Web Server:
- Install and configure a web server like Nginx or Apache to handle incoming HTTP requests.
- Configure the web server to proxy requests to your Django application server (e.g., Gunicorn or uWSGI).
Start the Django Application Server:
- Start the Django application server within your virtual environment.
- Test accessing your Django project using the EC2 instance's public IP or domain name.
Configure Domain and SSL (optional):
- Register a domain name and configure the DNS settings to point to your EC2 instance's IP address.
- Set up an SSL certificate using services like AWS Certificate Manager or Let's Encrypt for secure HTTPS connections.
Automate Deployment (optional):
- Set up deployment automation using tools like AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, or Docker.
- Configure the deployment process to automatically pull and deploy changes from your version control repository.
Monitor and Scale:
- Set up monitoring and logging services in AWS (e.g., CloudWatch, ELK stack) to track the performance and health of your Django application.
- Consider using AWS Auto Scaling to automatically scale your EC2 instances based on demand.
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