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Deploying Drupal in OCI using MDS: the easy way !

If you plan to deploy a Drupal site to OCI using MySQL Database Service, there is a very easy way to perform that deployment: using OCI’s Resource Manager ! As you know, security is something very important for Oracle in OCI, therefor, exposing the database on the Internet is not allowed. Even if you are not using OCI, I really … Read More


HA for our website’s database in OCI with MySQL InnoDB Cluster

In the previous post, we setup a Drupal website with MySQL as backend on a different compute instance in a different subnet. Today we will increase the High Availability of our Database by transforming this single MySQL instance into a MySQL InnoDB Cluster!


Using OCI to install Drupal and MySQL 8.0

My previous post related on how to install WordPress on Oracle Cloud seemed to be very popular. To continue the exploration of OCI, today we will install Drupal. This time, even if it’s possible to use the Free Trier like in the WordPress post, I will use a pay account to have the possibility to split the Web Server and … Read More


MySQL 8.0.17 and Drupal 8.7

From Drupal’s website, we can see that now the support of MySQL 8 is ready. I just tested it and it works great ! The only restriction is related to PHP and the support for the new authentication method in php-mysqlnd. In this previous post, I was happy because it was included in PHP 7.2.8, but this has been reverted … Read More


PHP 7.2.8 & MySQL 8.0

A good news for all PHP CMS users like Drupal and Joomla!, PHP 7.2.8 (available on Remi’s repo for those using rpms) supports the new MySQL 8.0 default authentication plugin ‘caching_sha2_password‘ ! So, I’ve installed PHP 7.2.8: And I’ve my user (here joomla) uses the caching_sha2_password: I give acces those this user to SELECT in mysql.user table: Now let’s share … Read More


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