How to run a local project in live configuration¶
The Local, Test and Live server environments are as identical as possible, to help guarantee that your applications will run in just the same way across all of them.
However, there are a few differences. The default conditions are:
|static files served by…||Python runserver||uWSGI|
|media files served by…||our Cloud S3 service|
|database runs in…||a local container||our Cloud database cluster|
Occasionally, you may wish to run the local server in a configuration closer to the live set-up.
A few steps are needed to achieve this.
Set some environment variables in the file
Gather static files to be served, using
docker-compose run --rm web python manage.py collectstatic
Use the production web server (using uWSGI, and serving static files) rather than the Django runserver. In the docker-compose.yml file, change:
command: python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:80
command: start web
Now when you start the local server, it will behave more like the live server.