[2 min installs] Django on Ubuntu

Better Stack Team
Updated on August 30, 2022

Here is how to install Django framework on Ubuntu 20.04 in under two minutes:

Step 0 - Install python

Before we start it is important to check if python in already installed on your system. To do that, run the following command:


If python is not installed on your system, install it using the following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install python3.10

Step 1 - Install pip

For the remaining steps, you will need pip. Run the following command to upgrade your python version to support pip.

python -m ensurepip --upgrade

Then download pip script from the official source.

Now, navigate to the destination, where the script was downloaded and run the following command:

python get-pip.py

Step 2 (Optional) - Create virtual environment

In this optional step, you will create a virtual environment. If you choose to skip this step, Django will be installed globally on your system.

Create the virtual environment:

python3 -m venv nameoftheenv

Activate the environment:

source nameoftheenv/bin/activate

Step 3 - Install Django

Finally, install the Django framework by running the following command:

python -m pip install Django

That’s it

You have installed the Django framework and now you are ready to build web applications on python.

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