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About Devshop

Version Status Aegir Hosts DevMaster Install & CLI
1.x Stable 3.x D6,D7,D8 DevMaster 1.x Status DevShop 1.x Status

DevShop is a "cloud hosting" system for Drupal. DevShop makes it easy to host, develop, test and update drupal sites. It provides a front-end built in Drupal (Devmaster) and a back-end built with drush, Symfony, and Ansible.

DevShop deploys your sites using git, and allows you to create unlimited environments for each site. DevShop makes it very easy to deploy any branch or tag to each environment

Code is deployed on push to your git repo automatically. Deploy any branch or tag to any environment. Data (the database and files) can be deployed between environments. Run the built-in hooks whenever code or data is deployed, or write your own.

Built on Aegir

DevShop utilizes the main components of the Aegir Hosting System: Hosting and Provision. It does not use Hostmaster, it's own installation profile, Devmaster. It does not use the theme, Eldir. The default devshop theme is called boots and is included in the Devmaster install profile.

DevShop uses many additional contributed modules that Aegir core does not.

@TODO: Create a page listing all contributed modules.

Aegir Cooperative Founding Member

OpenDevShop Inc is a founding member of the Aegir Cooperative. Lead DevShop developer Jon Pugh is a core Aegir maintainer.

See for more information.


See the Tour section of the documentation for a quick walkthrough of the DevShop interface.


DevShop currenly consists of four main components:


DevShop core.


DevShop Front-End. A Drupal 7 website.

Aegir & DevShop Ansible Galaxy Roles

DevShop installs using Ansible Galaxy roles that we maintain. See for the full list of available roles.

These roles extend the excellent Ansible roles provided by Jeff Geerling:

  • geerlingguy.mysql
  • geerlingguy.apache
  • geerlingguy.php
  • geerlingguy.php-mysql
  • geerlingguy.drush
  • geerlingguy.composer



See the installation instructions for detailed information on installing DevShop.


Using devshop is a lot like using aegir.

Visit http://devshop.local or your chosen domain in the browser to view the front-end.

SSH into your server as the aegir user to access the back-end.

Use drush to access any of your sites. Use drush sa to see the list of available aliases.


There is now a vagrantfile for DevShop that makes for an easy way to test it out and to contribute to the development of DevShop.

It is included in this package. To use, clone this repo and vagrant up.

Vagrant Development Mode

By default, vagrant development mode is on. This is set in vars.yml:

# Set development to FALSE if you wish to test a "clean" devshop install.
vagrant_development: true

If vagrant development is set to TRUE, then the script is run on the first call to vagrant up.

This script requires drush and git to be installed on the host, so that we can build devmaster and clone the repos locally.

The source files are cloned into the /source folder in this repo, which is mounted inside the vagrant box. Once up and running, you can edit any files in the /source folder and it will be immediately visible in the VM.


Very rudimentary testing is happening on TravisCI at

TravisCI tests on Ubuntu 14.04, therefor 14.04 is the most supported.

The install script is tested on:

  • ubuntu 14.04
  • centos 7.0


DevShop is licensed under GPL v2.

This means any forks of this code must be released as open source and also be licensed under the GPL.

Help Improve Documentation

Think this can be improved? You can edit this file on GitHub and select "Create a new branch for this commit and start a pull request.".


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