How To Install Drupal In AWS

In my previous articles , I have explained How you can setup Joomla , Redmine , Magento in AWS.

If you would like to Setup LEMP Stack (Linux , Nginx , MySQL & PHP) on Ubuntu , Refer this Article


It will also guides you to setup WordPress website powered by Nginx HTTP Server.

In this guide , We will see how to setup Drupal using aws console.

What Is Drupal?

Drupal is an open source content management software.

It is used to publish , manage and organize contents.

It’s used to make the websites and applications.It’s also a good choice for creating integrated digital frameworks.

Setting UP Drupal


Amazon offers a one click software deployment features along with the Operating system.We can launch an Instance which comes up with a tools such as WordPress , OpenVPN server etc.


But In this tutorial , We are going to deploy Drupal, Which is the combination of App and OS using the Lightsail service.



What Is Lightsail?


If you don’t have much experience with Amazon WEb Services such as VPC , EC2 Instances , Load Balancers , Amazon Lightsail is the best and easy way to start.



It provides a quick and easy way to deploy and mange instances along with applications such as WordPress , LAMP stack , Drupal and much more.


This features is mainly for developers who want to setup a test project to run applications without having much knowledge on managing aws services and also to avoid spending time on installing software or frameworks.


Deploying Drupal


To setup Drupal , Login to Lightsail Console


You should see the following page.



Click Create instance,


Choosing Instance Location


We have to choose the Instance location , For example , I chose Mumbai



Also You should choose the Availability Zone.



Choosing Instance Image


Now We have to choose the Operating system , From these two Platforms: Linux and Windows.


If you select Linux/Unix , and If you choose OS only ,You have the option to select one of the following operating systems.



But In this tutorial , As we are Deploying Drupal as a One click software deployment , We choose Apps + OS and then select Drupal



And Optionally You can add the shell scripts which will run while the instance boots up.


Under SSH Key pair manager , You can use exiting key pair Or you can create one If you want.


To create a New key pair for this instance , Click Create New


And Click Create ,



Type the name for the Key Pair and Download the .pem file.




Choosing Instance Plan


You can choose the Instance plan such as RAM , CPU and HardDisk based on your requirement.



Provide a name for the Instance , and then add tagging for grouping the resources.




At last , Click Create instance.


Once the Instance is Created and Running.


If you click the console icon , You will see the below error.



Lightsail asks us to give a couple of minutes before SSH into the Instance.


After a minute or two , If you click the Console icon again , You should be able login to the Instance.


Once you login to the instance and check what are the packages and services are installed using netstat command.

You can see that MySQL , Apache2 and PHP with the latest version of Drupal are installed. These are the packages that should be available to run the Drupal.


Login To Drupal Admin Panel

Lets login to the admin panel of Drupal. The URL to access the Drupal admin panel is


The default username to login to Drupal admin panel is user

The password can be obtained from using the below command in the instance.

cat /home/bitnami/bitnami_application_password 

Once you get the username and the password , Access the admin panel and you should get the following page.

To login , Click Log in in the top right corner , You should the following Login page.

Provide the username and password and click Log in.

You will be taken to the Dashboard.

We have completed the installation of drupal and we are able to access the Admin panel of Drupal.

You should consider pointing the IP Address to the Domain name and Configure the SSL to secure the Drupal.



We have successfully installed Drupal on AWS using Lightsail service.


Hope this article helps you to setup Drupal at ease.Thanks for reading this article.


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