Steps to deploy Django App into AWS

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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