Setup of Nginx and uWSGI with Django

Nginx and uWSGI configuration
Edit mysite/ and add the following configurations

STATIC_URL = '/static/'
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static')
   os.path.join(BASE_DIR, "static_main"),
MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'media')
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

Create directories static, static_main and media to the /Project folder. If you use figures, etc. on the website which are included in the html-template, add these figures to the directory main/static_main. Using the command on terminal window

python collectstatic

these figures are copied from the static_main directory to static, and are then available for the web site. Create a mysite_nginx.conf file in the folder where locates (/Project) and add the following content

upstream mysite {
   server unix:///tmp/mysite.sock;

server {
   listen 8888;
   charset utf-8;
   client_max_body_size 75M;
   location /media {
      alias /../Project/media;
   location /static {
      alias /../Project/static;
   location / {
      uwsgi_pass mysite;
      include /../Project/uwsgi_params;

Create a uwsgi_params file with the content

uwsgi_param QUERY_STRING   $query_string;
uwsgi_param REQUEST_METHOD   $request_method;
uwsgi_param CONTENT_TYPE   $content_type;
uwsgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH   $content_length;
uwsgi_param REQUEST_URI   $request_uri;
uwsgi_param PATH_INFO   $document_uri;
uwsgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT   $document_root;
uwsgi_param SERVER_PROTOCOL   $server_protocol;
uwsgi_param REQUEST_SCHEME   $scheme;
uwsgi_param HTTPS   $https if_not_empty;
uwsgi_param REMOTE_ADDR   $remote_addr;
uwsgi_param REMOTE_PORT   $remote_port;
uwsgi_param SERVER_PORT   $server_port;
uwsgi_param SERVER_NAME   $server_name;

Locate the Nginx installation folder, for example /usr/local/etc/nginx/servers, and create a soft link

ln -sf /../Project/mysite_nginx.conf /usr/local/etc/nginx/servers

Be careful that you use the complete paths. Then create a mysite_uwsgi.ini file with the content

chdir = /../Project
module = mysite.wsgi
master = true
processes = 10
socket = /tmp/mysite.sock
chmod-socket = 666
vacuum = true
pidfile = /tmp/
daemonize = uwsgi.log

Now we are able to test the configuration. Run (or restart) Nginx and uWSGI

$ nginx
$ uwsgi --ini /../Project/mysite_uwsgi.ini

The website should be found from the address

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