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How To Host Drupal on AWS

Updated on December 8, 2021

3 Min Read

Drupal is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) for creating enterprise websites and news portals. More than 1.1 million websites uses Drupal CMS and it has overall 4.8% global market share. (Source: W3Techs)

Install Drupal on AWS

Most of the well-known educational institutions, famous brands, and government regulatory bodies trust this CMS for their websites. Brands, like Tag Heuer, Lamborghini, and Tesla, use Drupal to power up their websites.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a pioneer of cloud hosting industry which provides hi-tech server infrastructure. It is famous for its security, reliability, uptime, and number of available locations.

Literally speaking, it is a most advanced content management system that works perfect if it is backed by a robust server infrastructure like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Why Choose Cloudways to Host Drupal on Managed Amazon Cloud?

Cloudways makes it easy to host your application on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It not only simplifies the whole cumbersome process but also provides you a managed cloud hosting platform. At Cloudways, a team of cloud engineers constantly work on optimizing the hosting environment.

However, deploying your application directly to Amazon Web Hosting Services (AWS) is a complex task and this is where Cloudways plays its part.

Sign Up Free


Click on START FREE button to sign up and fill the required details, i.e. Email ID and Password. You can also sign up using your LinkedIn, Google or Github account.

Select Your Application

Name your application

After signing up, select Drupal from the drop-down menu. Now, name your Managed App and Managed Server.

Choose Your Cloud Infrastructure

At Cloudways, there are five market leading server infrastructure providers available. Choose one of them. Obviously, I choose Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Scale Your Server

scale your server

scale your server (2)

Select your server size, bandwidth and storage space. Remember that your server should have enough storage, RAM, and bandwidth for handling unusual traffic.

Select Your Server Location

locate your server

Choose the server location wisely. Your server should be located near to your target audience. This placement helps in extracting optimum performance from the server and the application.

You Are Done!


Click on the LAUNCH SERVER button and wait for a few minutes as the Platform prepares to spin your Drupal server.

Why Cloudways?

Now that you know the easy server launch process of Cloudways, make sure you explore all of its exciting features including browser-based SSH access, dedicated Staging Environment, free SSL certificates, and more.

Now, you must be thinking about the price plans—and there you go. You can get the most popular plan of AWS for $0.5 per hour with 1.75GB RAM. If you are convinced about making the move to Cloudways, check out its Free trial.

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Tahha Ashraf

Tahha Ashraf is a Digital Content Producer at Cloudways, a Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He loves talking about brands and writes content related to online marketing. He is fond of creativity and writes poetry in his free time.


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