This is a simple Django middleware utility that allows you to properly serve static assets from production with a WSGI server like Gunicorn.
doesn't recommend <https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.5/howto/static-files/#admonition-serving-the-files>_
the production use of its static file server for a number of reasons.
There exists, however, a lovely WSGI application aptly named
“Finally, a super-simple way of serving assets in Django that’ll actually perform well” —
It is suitable for the production use of static file serving, unlike Django. Enjoy!
Shouldn’t I use a CDN?
If you have to ask that question, there’s actually quite a good chance you don’t. Static responses aren’t very different than dynamic ones.
If you’re running a top-tier application, optimizing for delivery and reducing
frontend load, you will want to explore using a CDN with
$ pip install dj-static
Configure your static assets in
STATIC_ROOT = ‘staticfiles’ STATIC_URL = ‘/static/’
Then, update your
wsgi.py file to use dj-static::
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application from dj_static import Cling application = Cling(get_wsgi_application())
File uploads (optional) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
In case you also want to serve media files that were uploaded to
MEDIA_ROOT = 'media' MEDIA_URL = '/media/'
Then again, update your
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application from dj_static import Cling, MediaCling application = Cling(MediaCling(get_wsgi_application()))