How to Deploy Drupal to Jelastic PaaS

You can have a Drupal instance up and running within minutes using Jelastic one-click install option.

The process is simple - just click Get it hosted now, type your email and install Drupal in a minute skipping the steps of manual installation.

Manual Drupal Installation

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. Let’s deploy it to Jelastic PaaS right now!

It’s pretty easy, just follow a few simple steps below:

Create an Environment

1. Log in to Jelastic dashboard.

2. Click the Create environment button at the top left:

create environment

3. Pick Apache PHP application server and MySQL (or MariaDB) database.

environment wizard

In a minute your environment with both Apache and MySQL will be created and appear in the environment list.

4. Click Config button for your Apache server.

Apache PHP config

5. Navigate to etc folder and open php.ini file.

6. Add extension=gd.so line after extension=mysql.so.

add PHP extension

7. Save the changes and Restart the node.

Apache PHP restart

Upload the Application

1. Go to the official Drupal web-site and download .zip archive. For that just click Download Drupal button and choose the appropriate version in the opened window.

download Drupal

Drupal ZIP package

2. Upload this .zip archive to the Deployment Manager.

upload Drupal

3. Once the package is in Jelastic, Deploy it to the environment you have just created.

deploy Drupal

Configure Database

1. Once the deployment is finished, click Open in Browser button for MySQL node.

2. When you created the environment, Jelastic sent you an email with credentials to the database. Create an account and the database with the application using these credentials.

database log in

database add user

create dedicated database

Install Drupal

1. Click the Open in Browser button for Apache in your environment.

open Apche PHP in browser

2. Process of installation is rather simple, but let’s pay more attention to the database connection. Fill in the required fields in the following way:

  • choose Database Type: MySQL, MariaDB, or equivalent
  • type Database name (which you’ve entered while creating database)
  • type Database Username (which you’ve entered while creating database or just root)
  • type Database Password (which you’ve entered while creating database or which you’ve got by email)
  • state Database Host (insert the link to your database without “http://” and “/")
  • Click Save and Continue button

Drupal set up database

3. Fill in the last form of installation. That’s all!

Now you can easily use Drupal in Jelastic PaaS.

What’s next?