How to Deploy Pebble to Jelastic Cloud

By December 12, 2012 HowTo No Comments
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Pebble is a lightweight open source Java EE blogging tool. It’s small, fast and feature-rich with unrivalled ease of installation and use. Blog content is stored as XML files on disk and served up dynamically, so there’s no need to install a database. All maintenance and administration can be performed through your web browser, making Pebble ideal for anybody who is constantly on the move or doesn’t have direct access to their host.

Here is a short summary of the key features that are supported by Pebble:

  • Posting and management of content through your web browser, including rich text editor support.
  • Blogger and MetaWeblog API interface included for posting content via compatible tools.
  • Categorization of content into multiple hierarchical categories.
  • Tagging of content and a generation of a tagcloud.
  • RSS enclosures for distributing files or podcasting.
  • Simple content publication workflow.
  • Pinging websites via XML-RPC when new blog entries are added.
  • Publication of static content alongside your blog entries.
  • Link to your favorite social bookmarking site.
  • Management of your blog via a web browser.
  • File management and the ability to upload arbitary files and images.
  • Capture of blog referers, requests and logs for viewing or export.
  • Customizable regex based referer filters to combat referer spam.
  • Integrated help and documentation and much more…

Let’s deploy this great blogging tool to the cloud and start using it right now.

Create environment

1. Log into the Jelastic Manager

2. Click Create environment to set up a new environment in Jelastic.

3. In the Environment topology dialog pick Tomcat as your application server and type your environment name, for example, Pebble. Then click Create.


Wait just a minute for your environment to be created.


Upload Java package

1. Go to and download the Pebbles current stable release file.


2. Extract the files from the package you have just downloaded.

3. Switch back to Jelastic dashboard and upload pebble-2.6.4.war package to the Deployment manager.


4. Deploy your Java package to the environment you have created earlier.


Now you can open Pebble in a web browser, complete the installation process and start using it!


That’s it! BTW the default credentials are username/password.

As you can see it is very easy way to get Wiki engine up and running in the cloud. Just give it a try!

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