Django uWSGI and Nginx on Ubuntu 11.10

I’m working my way through installing my simple django app on a new Ubuntu machine using the components mentioned above.

So far, here’s what I’ve done:

  • apt-get install nginx-full
  • apt-get install uwsgi uwsgi-plugin-python
  • installed django from svn described in the docs

The nginx configuration can be found in /etc/nginx/sites-available/default. Of course, it’s best to make a copy of that file and edit it for the site/app I’m working on. Here’s what I put in it:

server {
    listen   80;
    server_name sss.grat.in;
    access_log /var/log/nginx/sss.grat.in-access.log;
    location /media {
        alias /home/sss/app/media/;
    }
    location /static {
        alias /home/sss/app/static/;
    }
    location / {
        uwsgi_pass unix:///var/run/sss.grat.in.sock;
        include uwsgi_params;
    }
}

Now for the uWSGI configuration file. I created the file /etc/uwsgi/apps-available/sss.ini and added the following lines:

[uwsgi]
chdir = /home/sss/app
pythonpath = /home/sss
env = DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=app.settings
# load django
module = django.core.handlers.wsgi:WSGIHandler()

it’s really just that. What took me so long was to figure out that in Debian/Ubuntu you have to install uwsgi-plugin-python, otherwise you’ll keep on getting weird error messages. Also, the default ini file has most of the settings (in /etc/default/uwsgi) so you should either read or edit that to make sure you’re getting all the right values.

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One thought on “Django uWSGI and Nginx on Ubuntu 11.10

  1. diego says:

    Thank you for sharing this!
    I was having a hard time trying to figure out why uwsgi was refusing to start until I found your blog post. As you mentioned, what was missing was the uwsgi-plugin-python package.

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