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Part 1- Install Django using Virtualenv, Apache and MySQL on Ubuntu Server 14.10

Introduction I have been using Microsoft Excel to do my Personal Budget. Excel is extremely powerful and has fulfilled my needs. But I always wanted to build a web application which is accessible via a browser and in order to do so we need the following: An admin interface (website) to plug in my expenses A database to store all the entries Code to parse the database and calculate the expenses per month A public interface (website) to display expense charts After browsing the web I stumbled across Django. Django (as copied from the project page) is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. It focuses on automating as much as possible and adhering to the DRY principle. In the first part of this tutorial we will walk through the installation of Django using Virtualenv. In the following series we will build our Personal Budget application using Django. What is virtualenv and why use it? Virtualenv (as copied from th