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How to visit the page hoisted by python-django installed On virtual box.

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I have python-django installed on ubuntu installed on top of virtual Box. Also I have apache2 installed in the same way. When i visit the page hoisted by Apache2 from my Windows Host machine it worked.
But When i am doing the same for Django pages it's not opening up in Web browser from Host machine.
In the virtual box I am using bridged adapter and Eth0.

Please Help me to sort out this problem

posted Mar 28, 2014 by Prakash

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Django development web server normally binds to localhost (127.0.0.1) only, therefore you can only access it from the same machine (or VM). You can change this behavior by starting it using:

python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000

This way it will bind to every IP address (both 127.0.0.1 and whatever IP address you gave to your VM) so that you can access it from "outside".

Credit: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22710387/installed-python-django-on-my-virtualbox-but-not-able-to-access-the-web-pages

answer Mar 28, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
Thanks It's working now.
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Downloading/unpacking django-tracking
Downloading django-tracking-0.4.1.tar.gz (1.9MB): 1.9MB downloaded
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File "/tmp/pip_build_root/django-tracking/setup.py", line 6, in
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File "tracking/listeners.py", line 6, in
from django.core.cache import cache
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/cache/__init__.py", line 34, in
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File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/conf/__init__.py", line 46, in __getattr__
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