How to Install Django on CentOS 7

Django is a free and open source high-level Python web framework designed to help developers build secure, scalable and maintainable web applications.

There are different methods to install Django, depending on your needs. It can be installed system-wide or in a Python virtual environment using pip. Django packages are also included in the CentOS repositories and can be installed using the yum package manager but they are outdated.

In this tutorial, we will be installing and configuring the latest stable version of Django on a CentOS 7 machine inside a Python virtual environment.

The main purpose of Python virtual environments is to create an isolated environment for different Python projects. This way you can have multiple different Django environments on a single computer and install a specific version of a module on a per project basis without worrying that it will affect your other Django installations. If you install Django into the global environment then you can install only one Django version on your computer.