Check why Django app is slow in production

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  • django-silk

    Silky smooth profiling for Django

  • Maybe look at

  • django-debug-toolbar

    A configurable set of panels that display various debug information about the current request/response.

  • is also pretty good, but down to personal preference which of the 2 you choose (I prefer silk).

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  • PgHero

    A performance dashboard for Postgres

  • If you are using PostgreSQL you can enable logging of slow queries and connect to the server with pghero ( and check top queries by the number of requests and total usage time. Also, you can just enable logging of queries in Django, and on each request, you will have a list of queries on development, sometimes it's just a missing select_related of prefetch_related to increase performance, or you need to create a complex index.

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