05 Mar'12

Django fails with DEBUG=False on production

First, be sure to eliminate this issue: http://stackoverflow.com/a/4975210

Next, enable logging of all events. That will save you plenty of time.

Next, be sure to include both 404.html and 500.html in the root of your templates’ folder. See here and here for details.

If you are using nginx, be sure to include correct fastcgi configuration file: http://softwaremaniacs.org/forum/django/9093/ (post before the last). Fairly equal to http://serverfault.com/a/229188. But extensive configuration http://stackoverflow.com/a/605196 didn’t work for me.