Deploying Drupal through the Linode Marketplace

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Drupal is a content management system (CMS) designed for building custom websites for personal and business use. Built for high performance and scalability, Drupal provides the necessary tools to create rich, interactive “community” websites with forums, user blogs, and private messaging. Drupal also has support for personal publishing projects and can power podcasts, blogs, and knowledge-based systems, all within a single, unified platform.

In addition to the core infrastructure, there are a number of freely available Drupal modules that allow administrators of Drupal sites to provide additional functionality, and a robust API makes it easy to enable these features. Furthermore, Drupal has an advanced theming engine that allows for a great amount of flexibility for displaying content.

Deploying the Drupal Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Linode using the Linode Cloud Manager.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Compute Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Fill out all required Options for the selected app as well as any desired Advanced Options (which are optional). See the Configuration Options section for details.

  4. Complete the rest of the form as discussed within the Getting Started > Create a Linode.

  5. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Linode has provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the Linode is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail. To determine if the installation has completed, open the Linode’s Lish console and wait for the system login prompt to appear.

  6. Follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section.

Software installation should complete within 2-5 minutes after the Linode has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

Drupal Options

You can configure your Drupal App by providing values for the following fields:

Database Root PasswordPassword for your Drupal site’s MariaDB database root user. Required.
Database User PasswordPassword for your Drupal site’s MariaDB database drupal user. Required.

General Options

For advice on filling out the remaining options on the Create a Linode form, see Getting Started > Create a Linode. That said, some options may be limited or recommended based on this Marketplace App:

  • Supported distributions: Debian 10
  • Recommended minimum plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Getting Started after Deployment

Access your Drupal Site

After Drupal has finished installing, you will be able to access your Drupal site over http:// with your Linode’s IPv4 address.

  1. To find your Linode’s IPv4 address, click on the Linodes link in the Cloud Manager sidebar. You will see a list of all your Linodes.

  2. Find the Linode you just created. Under the IP Address column, copy the IPv4 address.

  3. Navigate to the Networking tab.

  4. Paste the IPv4 address into a browser window, for example, You will be brought to the Drupal installation page.

    View the Drupal installation page.

  5. Follow the prompts for the Choose language, Choose profile, and Verify requirements screens and select the appropriate configuration values for your Drupal site.

  6. In the Database configuration screen, fill in the form with the values in the table below. Click on Save and Continue when you are done.

    Database ConfigurationDescription
    Database nameThe Marketplace App will create a database named drupaldb. Provide this value in the form.
    Database usernameThe Marketplace App will create a database user named drupal. Provide this value in the form.
    Database passwordWhen you deployed the Marketplace app, in the Drupal Options section, you provided a Database User Password. Provide this value in the form.
  7. Continue to follow the prompts for the Configure site screen and select the appropriate configuration values for your Drupal site. When complete, you will be brought to your Drupal site’s admin panel where you can begin building your Drupal site.

    You will be brought to your Drupal site’s admin panel where you can begin building your Drupal site.

Software Included

The Drupal Marketplace App installs the following required software on your Linode:

MariaDB ServerRelational database.
PHP 7Drupal is written in PHP and requires PHP to operate.
Apache HTTP ServerWeb Server used to serve the Drupal site.
Drupal 9Content management system.
Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

Next Steps

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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