We need to develop a website in Drupal and thinking to host it somewhere.
Using Yunohost (YNH) on a Gandi VPS for almost 1 year now, we would like to use our YNH instance to host it.
The developper is not used to work with Yunohost so I’m looking to know if YNH matches our need. But deploying a website is not common for me.
Our first concern : keep a stable YNH installation to avoid most of troubles during upgrades
We are used to install only official apps. I’ve seen juste one app “in-progress” related to Drupal, drupal_ynh but I guess it is useful if Drupal is already installed.
Among others, we already have these useful app/services installed
mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.0.26-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.2 (native)
nginx version: nginx/1.6.2 (native)
what should be the big steps ? I guess installing Drupal on Debian Jessie + installing Drush + create a MySQL database with PhpMyAdmin + put the html/php files in /var/www/my_webapp/files are the baseline ?
installing Drupal7 and Drush : could it be dangerous for YNH (now or for future upgrades) ? incompatibility or bad interactions ?
most of Drupal Doc refers to Apache, is there a specific concern using Nginx which is the default web server ?
found, Nginx is OK ! but the Nginx 1.6.2 version of my Yunohost is not listed in the compatible Nginx versions list
is there a specific concern with the replacement of MySQL by its fork MariaDB ?
if html/php files are in /var/www/my_webapp/files, I guess everybody accessing domain.tld/site/admin/ should be able to modify the drupal website without connecting in SSH
That’s mostly it. But I won’t advice you to use apt install drupal7 command, as you won’t have an up-to-date Drupal core. Using Drush to download the latest version (drush dl drupal) and keep you up-to-date (drush up) is a better way to go.
As a drupal developper, most of the time I work on a local environment with Git, and I just git pull on my production server, because you-should-not-work-on-production-server !
There are no incompatibilites. But you have to keep you Drupal up to date to avoid security holes. Read https://www.drupal.org/security carefully & regularly
Drupal works fine on Nginx, you’ll find lot of config files over the internet.
Drupal works fine with MariaDB.
Everybody accessing domain.tld/site/admin/ should be able to access administration interface if they have the main password. But sometimes developping Drupal means creating modules & themes, and you have to have ssh access to do so.