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What is Django?
Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-controller architectural pattern. Django's primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites with an emphasis on reusability and "pluggability" of components.
How to use this image
Dockerfile in your Django app project
Put this file in the root of your app, next to the
This image includes multiple
ONBUILD triggers which should cover most applications. The build will
COPY . /usr/src/app,
RUN pip install,
EXPOSE 8000, and set the default command to
python manage.py runserver.
You can then build and run the Docker image:
docker build -t my-django-app . docker run --name some-django-app -d my-django-app
You can test it by visiting
http://container-ip:8000 in a browser or, if you need access outside the host, on
http://localhost:8000 with the following command:
docker run --name some-django-app -p 8000:8000 -d my-django-app
Of course, if you don't want to take advantage of magical and convenient
ONBUILD triggers, you can always just use
docker run directly to avoid having to add a
Dockerfile to your project.
docker run --name some-django-app -v "$PWD":/usr/src/app -w /usr/src/app -p 8000:8000 -d django bash -c "pip install -r requirements.txt && python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000"
Bootstrap a new Django Application
If you want to generate the scaffolding for a new Django project, you can do the following:
docker run -it --rm --user "$(id -u):$(id -g)" -v "$PWD":/usr/src/app -w /usr/src/app django django-admin.py startproject mysite
This will create a sub-directory named
mysite inside your current directory.
django images come in many flavors, each designed for a specific use case.
This is the defacto image. If you are unsure about what your needs are, you probably want to use this one. It is designed to be used both as a throw away container (mount your source code and start the container to start your app), as well as the base to build other images off of.
This image makes building derivative images easier. For most use cases, creating a
Dockerfile in the base of your project directory with the line
FROM django:onbuild will be enough to create a stand-alone image for your project.
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Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.6.2.
Support for older versions (down to 1.0) is provided on a best-effort basis.
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