Setting up django using virtualenv

Still I remember, once I was crying(!) to people to teach me virtualenv 😛 It’s actually I didn’t know that what it does, how it does and what are the benefits of using virtualenv.

Anyway, there are few and very important benefits of using virtualenv. This fantastic tool gives theh power of creating isolated Python environment. Keeps the headache of permission, version of the applications, dependencies etc.

The funnies thing about virtualenv is that, it is enormously easy to setup. YES, I mean it 🙂

sudo easy_install virtualenv

Now go to the directory where you want to create the project and type

virtualenv --no-site-packages vdjango

now install django

./vdjango/bin/easy_install django

Start a django project

./vdjango/bin/ startproject myapp

now to the project directory and run the project.

../vdjango/bin/python runserver


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