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In this lesson, you'll learn how to setup a Virtual Environment so you can run Django projects and commands without affecting the rest of your computer.
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Set Up A Virtual Environment
To use Django, we create a virtual environment. Inside that environment, we'll install Django and other tools that we'll need.
When to use
Set up a virtual environment once per project. Then, every time you work on your project, make sure to turn on your virtual environment.
First, create a new directory called mywebsite using the command:
To move into that directory, use the command:
To create a virtual environment, use the command:
python -m venv virtual
To turn on your virtual environment, use the command:
Hints & tips
- To create a virtutual environment: python -m venv virtual
- To turn on a virtual environment: source virtual/Scripts/activate
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