Django is a popular open-source web framework for building dynamic websites and web applications using the Python programming language. It provides a lot of pre-built features and tools for building web applications quickly and efficiently.
Python is a necessary requirement for running Django on a server. In addition, root access is needed to install and update the version of Python and any required dependencies to support the Django application. Since Python and root access are not available on our Web, WordPress and Cloud hosting plans, the alternative is a virtual private server (VPS).
If you're interested in using Django with our VPS Hosting, we have a pre-made template for you: Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Django and OpenLiteSpeed. It will automatically install the high-performance OpenLiteSpeed web server, along with Django. OpenLiteSpeed also features an easy setup for SSL and RewriteRules. In addition, files can be updated directly without having to go through the built-in development server 🚀
This setup is nearly three times faster than Django on Nginx with Gunicorn, so make sure to select it when purchasing any VPS plans and start using Django at Hostinger!