Interesting Settings


Default: {'memory': '1g', 'time': 600}

A dictionary of limits to virtual machines. These limits include:


An integer representing the total allowed time limit (in seconds) of build processes. This time limit affects the parent process to the virtual machine and will force a virtual machine to die if a build is still running after the allotted time expires.


The maximum memory allocated to the virtual machine. If this limit is hit, build processes will be automatically killed. Examples: ‘200m’ for 200MB of total memory, or ‘2g’ for 2GB of total memory.


Default: test

The username to use when connecting to the Read the Docs API. Used for hitting the API while building the docs.


Default: test

The password to use when connecting to the Read the Docs API. Used for hitting the API while building the docs.


Default: False

Whether to use subdomains in URLs on the site, or the Django-served content. When used in production, this should be True, as Nginx will serve this content. During development and other possible deployments, this might be False.


Default: localhost:8000

This is the domain that gets linked to throughout the site when used in production. It depends on USE_SUBDOMAIN, otherwise it isn’t used.



This is the domain that is used to fetch the intersphinx inventory file. If not set explicitly this is the PRODUCTION_DOMAIN.


Default: public

What privacy projects default to having. Generally set to public. Also acts as a proxy setting for blocking certain historically insecure options, like serving generated artifacts directly from the media server.


Default: None

In search, only index the latest version of a Project.


Default: None

A special domain for serving public documentation. If set, public docs will be linked here instead of the PRODUCTION_DOMAIN.


Default: False

If True and PUBLIC_DOMAIN is set, that domain will default to serving public documentation over HTTPS. By default, documentation is served over HTTP.


Default: True

Whether to include django.contrib.admin in the URL’s.



Use this storage class to upload build artifacts to cloud storage (S3, Azure storage). This should be a dotted path to the relevant class (eg. ''). Your class should mixin



   'default': {
      'hosts': ''

Settings for elasticsearch connection. This settings then pass to elasticsearch-dsl-py.connections.configure



     'project': {
         'name': 'project_index',
         'settings': {'number_of_shards': 5,
                      'number_of_replicas': 0
     'page': {
         'name': 'page_index',
         'settings': {
             'number_of_shards': 5,
             'number_of_replicas': 0,

Define the elasticsearch name and settings of all the index separately. The key is the type of index, like project or page and the value is another dictionary containing name and settings. Here the name is the index name and the settings is used for configuring the particular index.


Default: 500

The maximum number of data send to each elasticsearch indexing celery task. This has been used while running elasticsearch_reindex management command.


Default: False

This settings is used to determine whether to index each page separately into elasticsearch. If the setting is True, each HTML page will not be indexed separately but will be indexed by bulk indexing.


Default: True

This setting is used for automatically indexing objects to elasticsearch. False by default in development so it is possible to create project and build documentations without having elasticsearch.