Getting Started with Django - A Beginner's Guide

Introduction to Django

Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. It simplifies the creation of complex, database-driven websites.

Setting up Django

Before you start using Django, make sure you have Python installed on your system. Then, you can install Django using pip:

pip install django

Creating a Django Project

Let's create your first Django project. Open your terminal and run the following command:

django-admin startproject projectname

This command will create a directory with the project structure.

Starting the Development Server

To run your project, navigate to the project directory and execute the following command:

python runserver

You can access your project at


Congratulations! You've taken your first steps into Django development. You can now start building powerful web applications with Django.