django admin page not open on live website

i have install django through cpanel but admin page is not open what should I do

We’re going to need a lot more information to be able to try and help.

  • What hosting provider are you using?
  • What instructions are you following for doing the deployment?
  • Have you verified at each step that things are progressing as they should?
  • What error messages are you getting, or what information is available to you in any log files?
  • When you say that the admin page isn’t opening, what exactly is happening when you go to your site?

That’s probably enough to start - we may have more questions once we start diving into this.

i’m using linux hosting
i followed all instructions as per my knowledge

using following URLs code

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
path(’’,, name=“home”),
migrations & superuser created successfully,

but when i try to open admin page following msg received

Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

We really need the complete details here. Which hosting provider and what instructions?

Hosting provider hetzner
installed python 3.7.8
Application startup file:
Application Entry point: application
installed django 2.1

following are settings
import os
BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(file)))

DEBUG = True

ALLOWED_HOSTS = [correctly typed the host]

Application definition




ROOT_URLCONF = ‘project.urls’

‘BACKEND’: ‘django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates’,
‘DIRS’: [],
‘APP_DIRS’: True,
‘context_processors’: [

WSGI_APPLICATION = ‘project.wsgi.application’

‘default’: {
‘ENGINE’: ‘django.db.backends.sqlite3’,
‘NAME’: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ‘db.sqlite3’),

STATIC_URL = ‘/static/’
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ‘static’)

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path, include
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
path(’’,, name=“home”),
path(‘shop/’, include(‘shop.urls’)),

above is the main setting of my project
when i install django, django static page becomes live but admin page not open

It looks like you’re missing your application in INSTALLED_APPS.

You run the command python runserver after making migration and superuser or not ? If not run this command after making migration and superuser.

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in pycharm Id everything is ok but when in run this in cpanel then I face above said issue,
migration done suceessfully

I also had a same problem.
When deploy django-app on cPanel after few setup.
Projects page works fine.

But when directing/go the page to ‘’ I got error in console which said “refused to apply style” because its MIME type

The only thing I realized is mostly my django project started inside virtual environment.

But cPanel created his own environment when you deployed Python App.

I don’t know much about server side. But I think it’s from there.

local dir project make sense for me. But this cPanel setup screw me up also.
Imagine we have to replace/move static file to some directory.

The setup on cPanel quite make sense. But applying those thing from local to server/cPanel doesn’t make sense for me.

I still figure it out for about a week. I’ll update latter if I found a solution.

  • if anybody could figure this out, let us know.

I also tried type inside cPanel python shell. BASE_DIR actually works fine.

If I have to create custom admin layout maybe it could be work. But such a waste.

Just figured it out

But I tested it on Django 3.1.2 and Python 3.7.8

All pages, include admin section works fine.

I tried to typed it here. But hard to read.

Good luck.