Part 1: Setting up Django and virtualenv

First create a new directory for your project

$ mkdir djangoCRUD

Move to that directory

$ cd djangoCRUD

Set up a virtual environment.

$ virtualenv .

$ source bin/activate

Use pip list to see the modules in this virtual environment.

$ pip list

Now we can install the Django package

$ pip install django

Run pip list again and you will see that django is now part of this environment.

If requested to do so, it is a good idea to upgrade pip,

$ pip install --upgrade pip

Next set up your Django project

$ django-admin startproject crudProject

Change directory into your Django project directory,

$ cd crudProject

Now create an app for your project. To do this you must be in the same directory as the file.

$ python startapp crudapp

Note: it is also possible to start a new app using with,

$ django-admin startapp crudapp

Make the database tables with,

$ python makemigrations
$ python migrate

After this has been done we can create a super user.

$ python createsuperuser

Next we will turn on the server,

$ python runserver

Navigate in your browser to localhost:8000

sqlite is the default database. Ignore the following if you do not want to use a mysql database.
Presuming you have a mysql database set up and running with a user associated with it then in mysite/

    `default' = {
        `ENGINE' : `django.db.backends.mysql',
        `NAME' : `&lt db-name>',
        `USER' : `&lt db-user>',
        `PASSWORD' : `&lt password>',
        `HOST' : `localhost', 
        `PORT' : `',

Part 2: Setting up Django, URLs & Views