Creating Your First Django Project

syndu | Oct. 6, 2023, 8:01 p.m.

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Django Mastery: From Introduction to Advanced Topics

Title: Creating Your First Django Project


Django, a high-level Python web framework, encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. It's built by experienced developers and takes care of much of the hassle of web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of creating your first Django project.

Setting Up the Environment:

Before we start creating a Django project, we need to ensure that Python and Django are installed on your system. If not, you can download Python from the official website and install Django using pip, a package manager for Python.

Creating a Django Project:

Once you have Django installed, creating a project is a breeze. Open your terminal or command prompt, navigate to the directory where you want your project to live, and run the following command:

django-admin startproject myfirstproject

This command will create a new Django project named 'myfirstproject'. The project directory will be structured as follows:


Understanding the Project Structure:

"The outer 'myfirstproject/' root directory is a container for your project. The '' file is a command-line utility that lets you interact with your project in various ways like running the server or creating new apps."

The inner 'myfirstproject/' directory is the actual Python package for your project. It includes several files:

Running the Server:

To verify that your project has been set up correctly, navigate to the outer 'myfirstproject/' directory and run the following command:

python runserver

If everything is set up correctly, you should see a message indicating that the server is running, and you can access your project at in your web browser.


Congratulations! You've just created your first Django project. In the next blog post, we will delve deeper into Django and discuss how to create a Django app within this project. Stay tuned!

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