Deploying Wagtail

On your server

Wagtail is straightforward to deploy on modern Linux-based distributions, but see the section on performance for the non-Python services we recommend.

Our current preferences are for Nginx, Gunicorn and supervisor on Debian, but Wagtail should run with any of the combinations detailed in Django’s deployment documentation.

On Gondor

Gondor specialise in Python hosting. They provide Redis and Elasticsearch, which are two of the services we recommend for high-performance production sites. Gondor have written a comprehensive tutorial on running your Wagtail site on their platform, at

On Openshift

OpenShift is Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With their Python, PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch cartridges there’s all you need to host a Wagtail site. To get quickly up and running you may use the wagtail-openshift-quickstart.

On other PAASs and IAASs

We know of Wagtail sites running on Heroku, Digital Ocean and elsewhere. If you have successfully installed Wagtail on your platform or infrastructure, please contribute your notes to this documentation!