This is a simple Django middleware utility that allows you to properly serve static assets from production with a WSGI server like Gunicorn.
You should probably use WhiteNoise instead. It's better software.
"Finally, a super-simple way of serving assets in Django that’ll actually perform well" — @jacobian
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 Django-Storages.
$ 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()))