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How to Create Virtual Environment in Django

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How to Create Virtual Environment in Django

How to create virtual environment in Django

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Developer work on a different project at the same time at the same machine. And every project has different dependencies, for this reason, we need to create such an environment in which every project should be separated from another one. To complete this idea, a virtual environment concept is developed it means you can create an environment in which you will get an isolated python installed environment.

When you create a virtual environment you will get all the files/folders when you install python globally e.g pip etc. So, in that environment you will be allowed to create a project that will be separated from another project, you can set its own version to mix up with other versions of another environment.

Why need of Virtual Environment

Actually, there are some reasons you have to build your project in a virtual environment that points I want to share with you.

1. If you want to work on another project on the same machine, then you have to think about VE.

2. You also need when you want to work on different versions of Python

3. Other reasons, if your python project version is 2.0 without virtual environment and you have launched that project also on the hand of users. When other releases come e.g 3.0 then it may be some issue with your previous project because there may be some functions, module stop working because the new update is released. And you know when a new update has released some functions or models are changed to another one. Then your project will be affected by releasing a new update. So, you have to build your project in a virtual environment to avoid such kinds of difficulties.

We have written a complete guide on the need for a virtual environment you can read that tutorial from starting to end.

Why does Django need a virtual environment?

How to create virtual environment

Creating a virtual environment is a different way on the different operating systems. I will teach how to create a virtual environment on Windows as well as on Linux. So following the command will helpful for you.

Python virtual environment Windows, Linux, and macOS

  1. First of all, you have to open the terminal (cmd) in that folder location in which you want to save the Django project. Then run the following command  to install the virtual environment first

          on window 

          pip install virtualenv

          on Linux and macOS

          python3 -m pip install –user virtualenv

2. After installation, then create virtual environment , you have to write virtualenv “here your name of virtual                       environment without quotes”

          on window 

          virtualenv test

           on Linux and macOS

           python3 -m venv env

3. Next is to activate the virtual environment you created now. Run the following command to activate the virtual environment.

           on window 

           \test\Scripts\activate

           on Linux and macOS

           source env/bin/activate

Conclusion

We have discussed how to create virtual environment in Windows as well as Linux and macOS. Anyhow, if you have any problems or issues related to creating virtual environment then share with us we will help you as possible.

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