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Python Django Basics What a View! Running the Server

Ross Thompson
Ross Thompson
7,706 Points

If I want to practice the django app outside of workspaces, how can i replicate the port 8000 thing, and view the site?

All in the title.

1 Answer

Ryan S
Ryan S
27,276 Points

Hi Ross,

When you run the following command with no arguments:

python manage.py runserver

The django server will default to port 8000 on your localhost. To access this in a browser, you'd go to "http://127.0.0.1:8000", or "http://localhost:8000".

If you haven't worked with Django locally before, I'd strongly recommend going through the videos on setting up a virtual environment on windows or mac.