I have been using django a great deal lately and would like to find a home to host my apps.

What is the best django web host? (Official django support preferred)

Which service has the lowest price (without a long contract)?

+7  A: 

The lowest price one is probably Google Appengine. No contract to speak of and it's free.

Google App Engine is not available everywhere. Here in Argentina I can't get the authorization sms.
@voyager LOL that's a terrible reason not to be able to use it. Google needs to figure that situation out so that others can use the GAE.
@orokusaki: it is a valid, practical reason. Don't tell me, tell Google. Anyway, this changed at the end of last year. The point stands: if Google doesn't want you to use GAE because of where you are living, then you **can't** use it, whether you want it or not.
@voyager I didn't mean it's a bad reason in the invalid sense. I meant that it's an idiotic thing for Google to do.
+10  A: 

I really, really like Webfaction and I think you'll find a lot of others that do too.

In my year with webfaction so far here are the positive things:

  • Great django support out of the box. They have support people familiar with django and ready to help you out at all times. It's easy to install release versions or to run off SVN Trunk since you have access to your own python site-packages directory.
  • Very reliable (0% downtime on my server [that I noticed, anyway)]
  • Amazing support on the forums
  • Willing to install custom software, etc.
  • Cheap! ($8.50/mo with 1 year pre-pay)

And the negatives:

  • Shared hosting means no root access :'(
  • Shared hosting means someone else can mess up my server processes

Those aren't really negatives specific to webfaction, though, so take them for what they're worth.

Overall I'm very happy with them.

+30  A: 

I'm a huge fan of webfaction as well. They are not the cheapest hosts at $9.50 a month (if you are not prepaying for a year) but they have supported django for as long as it has been around, they support the stable and 1.0 alpha releases and they have a control panel app that allows you to setup in about two minutes. Have you checked out djangofriendly? There are quite a few reviews and recommendations for django hosts there.

I use webfaction also. But for a Pylons site, not a Django site.They have a very nice control panel.
They are a bit slow on getting the python2.6 installer going.
+29  A: 

Getting a slice from slicehost is probably your best bet. At $$20/mo they are more expensive than shared hosting plans but nothing beats root access on your own VPS. You can take your pick of whatever webserver, version of Django, and custom software that you want.

They also have a great AJAX-y web control panel and excellent support. You'll be amazed at the difference, especially if you're moving up from a terrible oversold shared hosting plan.

there are other, cheaper VPS such as
+1  A: 

I used but found their support to be terrible. It's fast support, but tramples on your install and is very surly (one over-taxed support person). Webfaction sounds good.

+9  A: 

I use Linode who provide you with complete root access to your own machine, for a really quite small fee. Sure it's a bit more work than someone like webfaction, but in the long run I think the extra flexibility and security in knowing that other user's can't affect the performance of my system makes it worthwhile.

Andrew Wilkinson
+3  A: 

@Patrick: the big issue with hosting a Django app on Google App Engine is that GAE requires you to use BigTable for storage, and that isn't (and likely won't be) integrated with Django's ORM. So, if you're looking to do anything with the database side of things, you'll either have to write a fair amount of GAE-specific code, or it isn't for you.

+1  A: 

Another vote for webfaction. They seem to be heavily focused on Python and it was their starting point. Admin interface seems to be simple and easy to use.

+3  A: 

SliceHost is what I use. They set you up with a VPS (Virtual Private Server) that you have full control over. You can install all the software you need to run your websites how you want to. If you're handy with linux this is the best way to go, in my opinion.

The cheapest plan is $20/month, which, as of now, gives you 10GB of storage and 100GB monthly bandwidth. There are no contracts; you pay monthly.

p.s., I swear I don't work for SliceHost :)

+2  A: 

why not host in google app engine, django and python are mainly supported. and as far as I know it is free.

But it requires patches to get the full django capability (e.g session, admin, etc) and you can not use django model on AppEngine.
+1  A: 

In Europe, looks attractive.


I am using webfaction and it is great shared hosting, not just for django, but for all things that are hosted on LAMP, an it isn't expensive.

+1  A: 

I've heard that are also excellent, but I have not used them personally. I know for a fact they support django.

+4  A: is a site that attempts to answer this question. They have a whole list of sites with some form of Django support, each ranked according to up/down vote total, and most with customer reviews.

When searching there, you can filter by the type of hosting you're looking for (shared vs dedicated vs VPS) or by price.

@saturdayplace You can't trust that site because he has interest in the links he provides. They are all affiliate links (except where the providers don't over an affiliate program).
+3  A: 

Another cheer for Slicehost here.

Even if you do't use them as a host, they have some amazing public tutorials that help you set up the whole stack for a Django server: OS, web server(s), database, Django, etc.


I'd recommend AlwaysData(.com). They have free packet (with only 10mb of storage space, but... FREE), and great and responsive support.

+1 especially for the great and responsive support. Moreover, the 10GB package is 95€ a year. Not so expensive
+1  A: 

I recommend starting with Slicehost. Try setting up the servers yourself with the tutorial's help. If you messed up, just get delete your slice and start all over again.

KahWee Teng

I use Webfaction and is great for me, but the official hosting provider for djangoproject is hosted @ django containers of mediatemple


I just hosted by website on . They are best and cheapest. No comparison. I was able to get my site up and running in less than 15 minutes. I am paying only 5.99 per month. They give you ssh access with database management tools etc. I tried other hosting companies but they have many hidden charges which you discover along the way.

WebFaction was already the accepted answer so why did you submit it again? Oh, because you wanted the affiliate cash....

hi, you can also try I have a bigger box with them, however they have vps starting at about $8 with 512 mb ram. unbeatable price with all the root access you get. Also they are planing to introduce django hosting specialized for starters at about $3.


I don't know about this application, but for sure you can go for hosting services provided by Real Time data services. They claim to provide application hosting service on each and every application.

They do charge a very nominal amount.

They charge on per month basis and you can leave the services as the month gets over.

May be this link help you:-

Stephney Mcmahon