From that message, it seems that editing sample_project/settings.py would be required. Or, you could create your own project.
Django on shared hosting is different than Django on your own VDS. When logging in through SSH, you have to set up the environment with a .bash file we include in your home directly, IIRC.
It's been a while since I last looked at this, and Django is quite complicated. If you need more extensive help on it, I might have some time next month, but this month, I am really, really swamped with BF3 work, with a hard deadline on it.
Good morning John, you know I'm merely trying to have these programs installed and setup properly so then I can use their tutorials and resources after the fact at my leisure. I realize that I'm certainly in over my head on a lot of this but only way to learn is to jump right in and try and ask the right questions I hope. I so understand the pressure you're under for the release of BF3 and am so looking forward to our 64 player server online, I would be honored should your schedule allow to have your help on any of this in the coming months, thanks for all you and the crew do here, truly amazing and as such I'm glad to be back in the fold.