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Switch from PHP
to Python/Django

Build your online presence on the strongest foundation available and get a secure and flexible environment loved by developers and marketers

well known for being secure and reliable

Django is an open-source web application framework implemented in Python, which has an excellent security track record. Loaded with built-in security features, Django provides great protection to those developers who don’t have security experience. In fact, Django makes it more difficult to write insecure code.


Python overtook PHP in popularity since 2015 and will soon be the most popular language to write code worldwide. Can Django handle high traffic loads? Absolutely.


Python’s simple and “less is more” approach makes development faster and more consistent. Using Python means you can build more functionality with fewer lines of code. Even if you have little coding experience, getting started is quick for anyone. The Django web framework is famous for rapid, secure and agile web development, allowing you to quickly and effortlessly write better web applications.

Share the software and technology used by industry giants

Python is on the rise: for the past five years, Python has held the number one position as the “most popular coding language” for software professionals, surpassing even Java. Its simplicity and security have placed it first among languages taught in US programming schools.

Django has become the number one web framework for Python because users love its flexibility and clean design. It’s no wonder that many agencies around the world, including Spotify, Instagram, Pinterest, and Reddit, are committed to using Python and Django for their business.

Python is on the rise

The following graphs show the popularity of Python over PHP and how often language tutorials are searched on Google

Source: PYPL

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Manage your content with these powerful systems
DJango cms

The open-source enterprise content management system with Django, used by thousands of websites since 2007. django CMS can perfectly handle very large websites with ease.


Wagtail cms

The open-source CMS built by developers for developers. It offers a fast attractive interface for editors where content can be created and structured intuitively. Elegant, powerful and agile.


Oscar ecommerce

The open-source ecommerce framework for Django. It makes few assumptions about your project, allowing virtually any part of the framework to be extended and customised.


Integrate with your favorite tools

Due to the high-flexibility of Python, our setup allows bottom-up integrations of various business-critical services

Directly on API level, allowing to create tailor-made adaptations and to avoid slow and bloated data sets

Divio Cloud makes the switch easy for your web developers and marketing teams

Deploy a Django CMS, Wagtail or Oscar E-Commerce website in less than 3 minutes using production-ready and out-of-the-box solutions.

Divio provides onboarding services to quickly and easily make the switch from PHP based systems to a better workflow based on Python/Django and Divio Cloud.

Divio Cloud:

  • features a massevely-scalable hosting infrastructure;
  • allows you to work with your custom Django application with no constraint;
  • features real-time collaboration to enable your team’s efficiency and precision.

Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui, Head of Marketing at Movio

“Moving our website and blog to django CMS enables our digital marketing team to be autonomous, improving our daily operations and agility.”

Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui, Head of Marketing at Movio

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Switch from PHP to Python and Django
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Divio has the history and experience to help your business switching to the solid and secure Python/Django stack. We provide free preliminary consultation for your case and drive you through this process painlessly.

We know what switching from PHP to Django entails - we have made that journey ourselves - and we know that it can be a significant effort for a company or an agency. We can make that easier too: we offer onboarding and training as part of our service, specifically tailored for PHP developers, to get them quickly up to speed with the new technology and give them the best possible head start in the brave new world of Python and Django.

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