Sometimes, You only want to have a small django server to run a not-important-app, and you dont want to install any extra stuff. So, my solution is just use the Django built-in development app and make it start as a service at startup with Upstart (in Ubuntu).
Here is how:
1. Create a bash script to start django dev server
./manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000
2. Create a file name django.conf in /etc/init/
# django - start django server#
description "start django server"
start on startup
stop on shutdown
3. Create a symlink of upstart-job in /etc/init.d/
ln -s /lib/init/upstart-job /etc/init.d/django
4. Start the job
$sudo start django
By this way, we will not see the output messages of the Django dev server. That's cool!
Read the Upstart cookbook for more understanding: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/