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I'm doing a personal web site in Django. It'll be fairly light, and I don't expect many visitors, so I don't need 500gb of bandwidth or 10gb of hard drive which most hosting servers seem to provide as their minimum.

The web site itself should be less than 10mb in size (plus Python/Django installation) and if I reach 100 visitors per month I'll be lucky. ;) It'll be a place for me to keep my portfolio. While bandwidth and space isn't something I need much of, I still need to be relatively stable and fast (I'd hate to send my portfolio to a recruiter only to have it be down due to maintanence or whatever).

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This is a 'list of' question, I have made it community wiki. – Tim Post Aug 18 '10 at 16:59
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Google App Engine is our preferred Django hosting solution. There is a solid helper library to deal with any inconsistencies. You get lots of hosting bandwidth/resources for free and if you set your daily billable amount to $0.00 (technically the same as free but they now have your credit card details) you get around 50% more resources. The upcoming Business App Engine should offer own domain SSL.

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Oh, thanks. That definitely seems to be what I'm looking for, if I'm reading it right. Thanks. :) – Srekel Aug 15 '10 at 0:03
What version of Django is App Engine supporting? – citadelgrad Aug 18 '10 at 15:02
I think that are still only support Django 0.96.1. :( code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/runtime.html – citadelgrad Aug 18 '10 at 15:13
You can download a zip of Django and using the helper we've had the latest version working fine. – Metalshark Aug 18 '10 at 15:24
@Metalshark Thanks for the clarification. – citadelgrad Aug 18 '10 at 18:01

I have a Webfaction account and I love it! Setting up an Django application in it is a breeze, its very simple and just works. The forums and the community is great too.

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I looked at Webfaction but they are really providing (and charging for) stuff I don't really need. – Srekel Aug 15 '10 at 0:04
+1 Love Webfaction. Great host. Very inexpensive. – Adam Aug 17 '10 at 22:01

I've been using DreamHost for a few months now, and getting things started with them was pretty straightforward. They have an easy script that will allow Django processes to be managed by Passenger. It also gives you an easy route to try out Rails-based or PHP-based applications if you decide later on.3

Check out Dreamhost's Wiki on Django.

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Give Stackable a try. We've worked hard to build robust Django hosting and the hosting is laterally & vertically scalable. Full disclosure - I own the company.

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