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How to deploy the learning site app on a local server?

I want to run this app on a local server and in the end on AWS. Can someone guide me on the steps I can take?

4 Answers

Keith Whatling
Keith Whatling
17,752 Points

Ah the big step.

Look at could 9 then pythonanywhere, pythonanywhere runs on AWS but does all the IT techy stuff for you. I really struggle with gunicorn and all that wsgi nigx what ever its called.

Cloud 9 is just like using workspaces but with more grunt, and a great IDE plus its free!

for your local machine,

python manage.py runserver

Thanks Keith! But I am getting an error when moving forward

Thanks Kara .. But when i am running the local server it gives me the error as follows.I am not sure what is going on:

NoReverseMatch at / Reverse for 'views.hello_world' with arguments '()' and keyword arguments '{}' not found. 0 pattern(s) tried: [] Request Method: GET Request URL: Django Version: 1.10.dev20151122193214 Exception Type: NoReverseMatch Exception Value:
Reverse for 'views.hello_world' with arguments '()' and keyword arguments '{}' not found. 0 pattern(s) tried: [] Exception Location: /Users/prasanna/Downloads/django/django/core/urlresolvers.py in _reverse_with_prefix, line 454 Python Executable: /usr/bin/python Python Version: 2.7.10 Python Path:
['/Users/prasanna/Desktop/learningsite', '/Users/prasanna/Downloads/django', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python27.zip', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-darwin', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac/lib-scriptpackages', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-old', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/PyObjC', '/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages'] Server time: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:19:41 -0800

Kenneth Love Help please!

Keith Whatling
Keith Whatling
17,752 Points

Post your code, it looks like there is an error in veiws.hello_world.

My url file is as follows:

from django.conf.urls import include, url
from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.staticfiles.urls import staticfiles_urlpatterns

from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^courses/', include('courses.urls', namespace='courses')),
    url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),
    url(r'^$', views.hello_world),

urlpatterns += staticfiles_urlpatterns()

And this is the views file

from django.shortcuts import render

def hello_world(request):
    return render(request, 'home.html')

This is the setting file

import os

BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = '&s5%_8r2y$9%pbnph*xy*%v^a_!vc0bmbqz%(+l#pc@k7n2r)+'

# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True




ROOT_URLCONF = 'learning_site.urls'

        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': ['templates',],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'learning_site.wsgi.application'

# Database
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.8/ref/settings/#databases

    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),

# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.8/topics/i18n/


TIME_ZONE = 'America/Los_Angeles'

USE_I18N = True

USE_L10N = True

USE_TZ = True

# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.8/howto/static-files/

STATIC_URL = '/static/'
    os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'assets'),

And this is the home.html file

{% extends "layout.html" %}

{% block title %}Well hello there!{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
{% endblock %}

And finally this is the template file:

{% load static from staticfiles %}

<!doctype html>
        <title>{% block title %}{% endblock %}</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'css/layout.css' %}">
        <div class="site-container">
                <a href="{% url 'views.hello_world' %}">Home</a>
                <a href="{% url 'courses:list' %}">Courses</a>
            {% block content %}{% endblock %}


Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Weird, I don't see anything obviously wrong.

Is that the only error message you get? What if you try to go to one of the courses/ URLs?