What is Django and it's Installation!

What is Django and it's Installation!

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Django is a high-level Python web framework that simplifies the development of web applications by providing a set of tools, libraries, and conventions for building robust, secure, and maintainable websites and web applications. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, which is commonly referred to as the Model-View-Template (MVT) in Django terminology.

To install Django, you'll need to have Python installed on your computer. Django is compatible with Python 3.6 or later. Here are the steps to install Django:

  1. Install Python: If you don't have Python installed, download and install it from the official Python website (https://www.python.org/downloads/). Make sure to check the option to add Python to your system's PATH during installation.

  2. Create a Virtual Environment (Optional but Recommended): It's a good practice to create a virtual environment for your Django projects to isolate them from your system's Python environment. You can create a virtual environment using the following command:

     python -m venv myenv
    

    Replace myenv with the name you want to give to your virtual environment.

  3. Activate the Virtual Environment (Optional but Recommended): Depending on your operating system, you can activate the virtual environment using the following commands:

    • Windows:

        myenv\Scripts\activate
      
    • macOS and Linux:

        source myenv/bin/activate
      
  4. Install Django: With your virtual environment activated, use pip (Python's package manager) to install Django:

     pip install django
    

    This command will download and install the latest version of Django.

  5. Verify Installation: To ensure that Django has been installed successfully, you can check the installed version by running:

     python -m django --version
    

    This should display the version number of Django.

Now that you have Django installed, you can start creating your web applications by following the Django documentation and tutorials. To create a new Django project, you can use the django-admin command or the django-admin startproject command followed by the project name. For example:

django-admin startproject myproject

This will create a new Django project named "myproject" with the necessary directory structure and configuration files.

Once your project is created, you can use the python manage.py runserver command to start the development server and begin building your Django web application.