Django, uWSGI and Nginx in a container, using Supervisord
This Dockerfile shows you how to build a Docker container with a fairly standard
and speedy setup for Django with uWSGI and Nginx.
uWSGI from a number of benchmarks has shown to be the fastest server
for python applications and allows lots of flexibility. But note that we have
not done any form of optimalization on this package. Modify it to your needs.
Nginx has become the standard for serving up web applications and has the
additional benefit that it can talk to uWSGI using the uWSGI protocol, further
Most of this setup comes from the excellent tutorial on
The best way to use this repository is as an example. Clone the repository to
a location of your liking, and start adding your files / change the configuration
as needed. Once you're really into making your project you'll notice you've
touched most files here.
Build and run
- docker build -t webapp .
- docker run -d webapp
How to insert your application
In /app currently a django project is created with startproject. You will
probably want to replace the content of /app with the root of your django
project. Then also remove the line of django-app startproject from the
uWSGI chdirs to /app so in uwsgi.ini you will need to make sure the python path
to the wsgi.py file is relative to that.