Posts Tagged ‘heroku’

[django] Heroku with GoDaddy

August 11, 2014 Leave a comment

You put your Django project on Heroku and you register a custom domain name for it at GoDaddy. How to assign this domain name to your project on Heroku?


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[django] deploy Django on Heroku

August 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Follow the guide above to deploy your Django project on Heroku.

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Heroku: strange client IP addresses

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

In Flask, you can ask the client’s IP address with request.remote_addr . If you try to print this value on Heroku, you will get strange IP addresses that have nothing to do with the client’s IP.

It’s because your app. at Heroku is behind proxies and your app. will see the proxies’ IP, not the real client’s IP.

Fortunately there is a fix for this problem here: You just need to insert these two lines in the production code:

from werkzeug.contrib.fixers import ProxyFix
app.wsgi_app = ProxyFix(app.wsgi_app)
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Heroku: development and production settings

November 2, 2013 Leave a comment

You have a project that you develop on your local machine and you deploy it on Heroku for instance. The two environments require different settings. For example, you test your app. with SQLite but in production you use PostgreSQL. How can the application configure itself to its environment?

I show you how to do it with Flask.

In your project folder:

$ heroku config:set HEROKU=1

It will create an environment variable at Heroku. These environment variables are persistent – they will remain in place across deploys and app restarts – so unless you need to change values, you only need to set them once.

Then create a file in your project folder:

import os

class Config(object):
    DEBUG = False
    TESTING = False
    DATABASE_URI = 'sqlite://:memory:'

class ProductionConfig(Config):
    REDIS_URI = os.environ.get('REDISTOGO_URL')

class DevelopmentConfig(Config):
    DEBUG = True
    REDIS_URI = 'redis://localhost:6379'

class TestingConfig(Config):
    TESTING = True

Of course, you will have to customize it with your own settings.

Then, in your main file:

app = Flask(__name__)

if 'HEROKU' in os.environ:
    # production on Heroku
    # development on localhost

Now, if you want to access the configuration from different files of the project, use this:

from flask import current_app as app

Let’s see how to use Redis for instance. Apply the same idea with other databases too. Opening and closing can go in the before_request and teardown_request functions:

from flask import g
import redis

def before_request():
    g.redis = redis.from_url(app.config['REDIS_URI'])

def teardown_request(exception):
    pass    # g.redis doesn't need to be closed explicitly

If you need to access redis from other files, just import g and use g.redis .