Create an application from an existing codebase¶
If you want to run your application on Appliku you should check that your existing codebase satisfies several requirements:
Procfile in the root of the repository
For apps that require a database, DB configuration must be taken from the environment variable DATABASE_URL
requirements.txt in the root of your repository should contain all dependencies of the application
your app should work under Python 3.7 (Currently the only supported version of Python).
Other important things to keep in mind:
only /media folder is persistently stored. Changes in other directories will be lost upon application restart
MEDIA_URL should be respected if you want to serve user uploaded data. It is served by nginx and your app is not called on this URL.
During build step Appliku runs python manage.py collectstatic –noinput if manage.py is found in the root of the repo. You can disable it by setting config variable DISABLE_COLLECTSTATIC=1
default command for the release phase is python manage.py migrate. If you don’t need this, then you should add release: echo 1 to your Procfile to override the default behaviour.