How to Install or Upgrade Django Using Pip

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Django is a Python web framework; it’s free, open source, and often used with complex, database-driven websites.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Django, a Python web framework.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Verify Python

As of March 2015, all features work with Python 2.6 and 2.7.

How to Check and Verify the Version of Python

Step 2: Verify That Pip is Installed

How to Install Pip on CentOS 7

Step 3: Install Django

Let’s install Django with Pip:

pip install django

If you’re upgrading an existing Django installation, then use the –upgrade option:

pip install --upgrade django

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