Django-subdomains - Easily create subscription based subdomains enabled webapps

By : Shabda Raaj

A common goal in web application development is creating subscription based application, where users can use their domains.

For example,
1. Basecamp allows you to manage your project, and gives users as subdomain like xyz.grouphub.com 2. Blogger goes a step further, and allows you to use arbitrary domains with your domain, using Cnames.

django-subdomains is an application which makes both these possible, and allows you to charge the users using paypal.

More details are available here, but to whet your appetite, some details


  1. You want to allow users to create accounts.
  2. Users should get a subdomain for their account. This is most useful in a UGC webapp, as users prefer www.theirrsite.com as if they came to theirname.yoursite.com.
  3. Users should be able to get a domain for use with their account. So the users should be able to use
  4. You should be able to charge users for the account creation etc.

[ Ready yet? Download now ]

The license terms allows you to use this application for free in OpenSource apps, but commercial use requires that you buy a license from licenses@uswaretech.com.

This is still pretty unpolished, so we were unsure of whether to charge a license fee for it, but we are polishing it, and you are always entitled to lifetime upgrades and support, so we choose to release it early in spirit of "Release early, release often."

Django-subdomains - Easily create subscription based subdomains enabled webapps

And easy_install django-subomains is all you need.


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Comments

Karthikeyan

This is pretty cool. Something along these lines in rails - http://railskits.com/

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Dustin

I actually did this in my first Django app. Now I need to do it again. Unfortunately everything was integrated with my other app. I was just looking around to see if anyone had created a package yet. This looks like a pretty good start. I may try it out.

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Zada

Thx, this is very useful.

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Skylar Saveland

Sounds interesting, too bad not MIT licensed :)

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Sohbet

Thx, this is very useful

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Mehdi

thanks, it's great, thats the app i nead seriously

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