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Django now available on Windows Azure

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure App Service

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django is now available in the Windows Azure Web Application Gallery.

This tutorial shows you how to create a website on Azure for Django Framework in just a few clicks.  You require a Windows Azure account to begin.

Once you are logged into the Management portal, you will need to create a new site “from gallery” as shown below

Choose “App Frameworks” category and then select Django . Click on Next

Enter the site name, say ‘mydjango’ and select the region. Click on the Complete and that’s it . Your Django website is now being deployed

You can view the status of the deployment in the portal

Finally select your application and view the dashboard.

Click on the Browse button to browse the newly created site:

You have your Django website up and running in just a few clicks. If you haven’t signed up already for Windows Azure, go ahead and sign up for a free trial and start building your applications on Windows Azure Websites.