[django] using PostgreSQL for local development
PostgreSQL is highly recommended for Django. In the book “Two Scoops of Django” it is written that you should use the same DBMS that you will use in production. Many people use SQLite3 for local development and PostgreSQL in production but that will lead to surprises. So, if you plan to use PostgreSQL in production, then use PostgreSQL on your localhost too.
How to set up and configure PostgreSQL on localhost? How to make it work with Django?
I found the answers to these questions here: How To Install and Configure Django with Postgres, Nginx, and Gunicorn.
PostgreSQL for local development
# switch to user "postgres" $ sudo su - postgres [sudo] password for jabba: # notice "postgres" in the prompt postgres@jabba-uplink:~$ createdb mydb # create a database user if you don't have one yet postgres@jabba-uplink:~$ createuser myuser -P Enter password for new role: Enter it again: # grant access postgres@jabba-uplink:~$ psql psql (9.3.5) Type "help" for help. postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE mydb TO myuser; GRANT postgres=#
Short version (if you already have a database user):
$ sudo su - postgres postgres$ createdb mydb postgres$ psql psql (9.3.5) Type "help" for help. postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE mydb TO myuser; GRANT postgres=#