How to deploy django with docker nginx server

There are some condition to deploy django in docker with nginx sever.

One : Already create a project and run it locally and project is complete now want to deploy in docker container

Two: Create a new project in docker container at first and after that work

Today I will share my personal experience how I deploy my in docker and I use mysql database in project.

I use the first section. At first create a project in my Ubuntu 16.4 and build full project after that I setup docker container for deployment. Try to explain well and use at least use minimum steps to easily run a project successfully.


  • Ubuntu 16.4
  • Use django 1.10
  • Use Mysql database for project
  • Docker Install

Today I just description some small steps how to deploy existing project in docker.

Already your project run successfully on your local pc. Now follow some steps to deply it

First Steps :

In Project root directory create a file name Dockerfile

In here we can tell which version of python we will use and some common packages we need in docker container we call tell to install automatically

A sample of Dockerfile:

FROM python:3.5-onbuild RUN apt-get update
RUN apt-get install -y libmysqlclient-dev mysql-client libpq-dev libffi-dev


Second Steps : Now wrire a file in root directory name docker-compose.yml

at first give a sample file after that explain
version: '2' services:
project_db: image: mysql:5.6 restart: always ports: - "3308:3306" volumes: - "~/.docker-data/erp:/var/lib/mysql" environment: MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: password MYSQL_DATABASE: projectdb MYSQL_USER: project MYSQL_PASSWORD: password

project_nginx: restart: always build: ./nginx/ ports: - "80:80" volumes: - "./nginx/sites-enabled/:/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/" - /www/static volumes_from: - project_web links: - project_web:project_web

project_web: build: . restart: always image: project/appname environment: DEBUG: 'true' volumes: - '.:/usr/src/app' - './assets:/usr/src/app/assets' env_file: .env ports: - "8000:8000" depends_on: - project_db links: - project_db

Third steps:

create a .env file in root file.

SECRET_KEY= your secret key DB_NAME= dbname
DB_USER= root
DB_PASS= password
DB_SERVICE= project_db

Forth Steps :

Now create a nginx folder in project root directory. create a Dockerfile again and create a folder name 'sites-enabled' here

nginx Dockerfile:

FROM nginx RUN rm -Rf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*
ADD sites-enabled/ /etc/nginx/sites-enabled

In sites-enabled folder create a file name 'prochito_erp'

sample data:
server {

listen 80;
server_name localhost;
charset utf-8;

location /static {
    autoindex on;
    alias /usr/src/app/static;

location / {
    proxy_pass http://erp:8000;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;


Now run docker-compose up. It need some times to build images. Happy enjoy deploy a project