How to launch a Django project with the Platform.sh CLI
First, you can use the CLI command
platform create to create a new project,
specifying the region, plan size, number of development environments, and storage you want
for the project. The project will be created in just a few seconds, and the CLI will provide
a project ID you can now use to interact with it.
Next, you can use the CLI command
platform environment:init along with the
project ID to initialize the project with an existing Django repository, such as one of our
Django templates. So long as the repository contains Platform.sh configuration files, it will
then build and deploy the site. First, Platform.sh will run through the build hook of the application's
.platform.app.yaml file, which defines its build process, by first downloading all of its
dependencies defined in the
Pipfile.lock. Once completed, Platform.sh will validate domains
for the environment, and issue new Let's Encrypt certificates for them if not present or if they will
soon expire. Then the environment is created and deployed.
Finally, you can verify that the Django application deployed successfully by visiting the site using
the CLI command
The command will open a new browser window, and you will see that your Django site is now ready.