Appliance category: 

Drupal 7

Content Management Framework

Drupal is an open source content management platform licensed under the GPL. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from personal blogs, corporate brochures and large community-driven websites.

Stable version: 14.2 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • Drupal 7 configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/drupal7
    • Includes drush for command line administration and configuration.
  • Bundled popular Drupal 7 modules and dependencies (installed to /var/www/drupal7/sites/all/modules):
    • Panels: Drag and drop customized layouts for pages, nodes and blocks.
    • Backup and migrate: Backup and restore your Drupal site on-demand or on a schedule.
    • Devel: A suite of helper modules for Drupal module and theme developers.
    • Drush: a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.
    • Ckeditor: Enables CKeditor (a WYSIWYG editor) instead of plain text fields.
    • Imce: Powerful image file uploader and browser, with support for on the fly resizing.
    • Recaptcha: Thwart spammers by adding image or text based CAPTCHAs to your site.
    • PathAuto: Auto-generate search engine friendly URLs (SEO).
    • GlobalRedirect: Alias 301 redirects, prevents duplicate content. (SEO)
    • FiveStar: Simple five-star voting widget for nodes.
    • Webform: Create forms and questionnaires.
    • Logintoboggan: Improves Drupal's login system.
    • Admin menu: Adds dropdown administration menu to the top of the screen.
    • Tagadelic: Makes weighted tag clouds from your taxonomy terms.
    • Lightbox2: Places images above your current page, not within.
    • Google analytics: Adds Google Analytics js tracking code to all your site's pages.
    • Advanced_help: Improves the Drupal help system.
    • Rules: Lets you define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events.
    • Jquery_ui: provides jQuery UI plugin to other Drupal modules.
    • Token: Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
    • Email: Support email field in custom content types.
    • Link: Support URL link field in custom content types.
    • Date: Support Date field in custom content types.
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Username for drupal 7:

Login as username admin

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@

* Replace with a valid IP or hostname.