Daphne is a pure-Python ASGI server for UNIX, maintained by members of the Django project. It acts as the reference server for ASGI.
You can install Daphne with
python -m pip install daphne
When Daphne is installed, a
daphne command is available which starts the
Daphne server process. At its simplest, Daphne needs to be called with the
location of a module containing an ASGI application object, followed by what
the application is called (separated by a colon).
For a typical Django project, invoking Daphne would look like:
This will start one process listening on
127.0.0.1:8000. It requires that
your project be on the Python path; to ensure that run this command from the
same directory as your
Daphne provides a
runserver command to serve your site under ASGI
This can be enabled by adding
daphne to the start of your
INSTALLED_APPS and adding an
ASGI_APPLICATION setting pointing
to your ASGI application object:
INSTALLED_APPS = [ "daphne", ..., ] ASGI_APPLICATION = "myproject.asgi.application"