Django 1.5 Invalid HTTP_HOST header (Posted on June 8th, 2013)
I recently updated all the components for my blog. Going to Django 1.5 caused an issue that I had never seen before so I wanted to share the quick way to fix:
SuspiciousOperation: Invalid HTTP_HOST header
If you see that error it is because your ALLOWED_HOSTS setting variable isn't set and you have debug set to False. For a site running on Heroku your ALLOWED_HOSTS should look something this:
ALLOWED_HOSTS = ["maxburstein.herokuapp.com", ".maxburstein.com"]
Having a . before my domain name will allow for any subdomains to be matched. Just a reminder this error will only show up when DEBUG is set to False so if you're running on Heroku be sure to do testing with Foreman.
My name is Max Burstein and I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida and creator of Live Dota. I enjoy developing large, scalable web applications and I seek to change the world.