Django (Python Web Framework) Tutorial

John Gordon gordon at
Sun Sep 27 05:45:52 CEST 2015

In <1421a34f-d8cc-4367-adab-2c2b46504d72 at> Cai Gengyang <gengyangcai at> writes:

> Question : I am a little confused about the last paragraph : What exactly
> is a "directory outside of the document root, such as /home/mycode." and
> how do you "Put your code in this directory" ?

Django is a web application framework.  So, you have to use it together with
a web server.  The "document root" is the directory where the web server
expects to find files to be served as web pages.

You said you put the Django project code in a subdirectory of your home
directory.  That should be fine.

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