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Vlad stands for Vagrant LAMP with Ansible and Drupal and is a development environment that is easy to setup and has a number of features that make it useful for Drupal projects.

Vlad is designed to be a stand alone environment that provides all of the tools you need to develop Drupal sites as well as being flexable enough for you to set it up exactly how you need it.

How to get Vlad: - From the Vlad GitHub repo. - Download Vlad directly

Vlad includes the following technologies:

  • MySQL
  • Apache2
  • PHP
  • Varnish
  • Git
  • Drush
  • Drush commands: Coder, Site Audit & Registry Rebuild
  • Munin
  • Xdebug
  • Ruby
  • Sendmail
  • Mailcatcher
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • Adminer
  • XHProf
  • Solr (Version 4)
  • Node.js
  • ImageMagick
  • PimpMyLog
  • AberdeenCloud Command Line Tools
  • Pantheon CLI (aka Terminus)

Many of these items can be turned on and off via a settings file.

Using Vlad

Before running Vlad you need to ensure that you have installed the necessary prerequisites. More info on this can be found on the installation guide.

Once you are ready to begin you can read the getting started guide.

For more information on how to set up your Vlad projects you can look at some examples on the vlad project structure page.


If you have any problems, questions, comments, contributions, or other feedback then please see the Vlad issues page on Github. Please have a quick read over the FAQ page before submitting questions.