Getting Started with the Drupal InstantApp

Drupal InstantApp - Overview

This page shows you how to use the Drupal CMS InstantApp on your Scaleway instance.


Drupal is an open source content managment platform. Drupal helps you build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications.

There are three steps to deploy the Drupal InstantApp

  • Create and start a new instance
  • Open the mail ports to send e-mail
  • Finalize Drupal install

Create and start a new instance using the Drupal InstantApp

Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.

Control Panel

You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Drupal image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Instance:

Control Panel

Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server with a pre-installed Drupal application.

Open the mail ports to send e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As Discourse requires to send mail, we need to open them. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.

Click on the Security Groups tab to enter the security-groups page. Click the Create a new Security Group button and input the security group name and description.

Create security group

Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.

Configure security group

Go back to your servers details end select the security group previously created. The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Instances. BareMetal Cloud Instances need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.

Finalize Drupal install

To finalize the Drupal installation copy your server public IP address and paste it in your favorite browser.

You land on the Drupal installation wizard.

During the installation, you will be asked for the database login, password and database name. You can retrieve the database login and password on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect your server or on the README file at /root/README

Welcome on Drupal is an open source content management platform on Scaleway' C1.

 * Kernel:           GNU/Linux 3.2.34-30 armv7l - Marvell (Proprietary)
                     - This kernel has the best performances on this hardware
                     - For mainline kernel with latest features and plenty of modules, use a 3.17 kernel instead
 * Distribution:     Drupal is an open source content management platform (2015-07-20) on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
 * Internal ip:
 * External ip:
 * Disk /dev/nbd0:   scw-app-drupal-latest-2015-07-20_11:58 (l_ssd 50G)
 * Uptime:           10:09:48 up 0 min,  0 users,  load average: 0.34, 0.09, 0.03

 * Documentation:
 * Community:
 * Image source:
Hi Cloud Rider,
Welcome to the Drupal image, the following are installed
and configured:
- Drupal
- apache2
- php
- mysql
The folder /var/www/html contains the Drupal files.
Useful links:
The MySQL credentials are:
- login: root
- password: a9975ce21d969e0564c07f4313a57fa7253fc6df
Your website configuration lies at:
- /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
applicable law.

Select the Standard installation to get Drupal with the commonly used features.


To make Drupal use your database, set “Database name” to drupal and “Database username” to root. You can retrieve the database password on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect on your server ; or in the README file at located at /root/README. In my case, the password is a9975ce21d969e0564c07f4313a57fa7253fc6df.


Configure your profile completing email, username, password, sitename and click the “Save and continue” button.


Et voilà! Your Drupal server is now up and running, you can start to customize the look and functionality of your Drupal website based on your needs.


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