[Solved]-How to host a Django project in a subpath?


I found here that one needs to add the following setting to Django’s configuration in settings.py:

FORCE_SCRIPT_NAME = '/exampleproject'

This seems to rewrite all paths for nested resources.



Just remove the trailing slash from the proxy pass URL, like this:

proxy_pass http://localhost:8007;

If proxy_pass is specified without a URI, the request URI is passed to the server in the same form as sent by a client when the original request is processed, then keeping the /exampleproject/ part.

See: http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_proxy_module.html#proxy_pass

Then you will need to configure Django to understand the URLs under /exampleproject/.

First, you can prepend the subpath to all URLs by updating the urls.py file like this:

urlpatterns = [url(r'^exampleproject/', include(urlpatterns))]

And, in case you are serving statics and media just update in the settings:

MEDIA_URL = '/exampleproject/media/'
STATIC_URL = '/exampleproject/static/'

Of course you can create a custom setting to replicate this or to make the app work without a subpath as well, I believe this is a better solution than FORCE_SCRIPT_NAME because in that case I found we need to update the Django URLs anyways.

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