How to host a Django application on AWS
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Sure! To host a Django application on AWS, you can use a combination of AWS services, specifically AWS Elastic Beanstalk, S3, and RDS.
The aws.elasticbeanstalk.Application and aws.elasticbeanstalk.Environment resources handle the deployment and hosting of your Django application.
For static files, we will use aws.s3.Bucket and for the database, we will use aws.rds.Instance.
Let’s get started!
Here’s a simple Pulumi program in Python that will create an Elastic Beanstalk application:
import pulumi from pulumi_aws import elasticbeanstalk, s3, rds # Create an Elastic Beanstalk Application application = elasticbeanstalk.Application('django_application', description="A Django application") # Create a S3 bucket for the static files static_bucket = s3.Bucket('my-static-bucket') # Create a database instance db_instance = rds.Instance('my-database-instance', engine='postgres', # use postgres engine instance_class='db.t2.micro', # define the instance class allocated_storage=20, # define the allocated storage in gigabytes engine_version='11', # define the engine version name='mydatabase', # instance name username='admin', username password='adminpassword', # password. Make sure to use a strong password in production. skip_final_snapshot=True) # set to False in production # Create an Elastic Beanstalk Environment environment = elasticbeanstalk.Environment('django_env', application=application.name, solution_stack_name="64bit Amazon Linux 2018.03 v2.15.0 running Python 3.6") # Export the DNS name of the pulumi.export("bucket_name",static_bucket.bucket) # Export the RDS instance endpoint pulumi.export("db_endpoint",db_instance.endpoint) # the EB environment URL pulumi.export("django_env_url", environment.application)
Please replace the username, password, etc. in the script to suit your environment.
Remember to update the Django settings.py to connect to the RDS instance and the S3 bucket for static files.
The above script will create an Elastic Beanstalk application environment, a S3 bucket for static files, and a RDS Postgres database instance. The DNS names and endpoints are then exported for you to use in your Django configuration.
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