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Instant Insight

Scan and score your Drupal site on Performance, Security and Code quality

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Dev Desktop

Get your own xAMP stack for local Drupal development


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Distros

Fast track your Drupal development with a host of great distros


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Fighting back from Drupal hacks

This post originally appeared first on Malone Thought Repository. The last thing any website owner, developer or administrator wants to hear is that they've been hacked. Whether the cause was the fault of insecure passwords, problematic file... More

Custom Distributions on Acquia Cloud: Part 2 -- Updating with Drush Make

In the first post of this series on Drush Make we looked at building a custom Drupal install profile on Acquia Cloud using Drush make. In this installment, we look at managing and updating the code in your install profile and deploying it onto... More

A Bit of History: The Proprietary Past

A profound change has happened to the Content Management World: No business knows the value and pain of content management like the press, and there were a couple laughs at yesterday’s media briefing when I quoted Acquia’s Chief Marketing Officer,... More

A Platform for a Country: Australia’s govCMS

When I first met Dries Buytaert I asked him why he started Acquia. To paraphrase him (because I wasn’t taking perfect notes): I realized after getting some calls seeking advice that if Drupal was going to be adopted by the world’s greatest brands... More

PSR-What? Shared Standards for a Bright Future

PSR stands for PHP Standards Recommendation - these are documents which lay out how the PHP community has agreed things will be done. The standards are developed by the FIG (Framework Interoperability Group), which draws members from all the... More

Power Tools

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Develop Locally

Acquia Dev Desktop

Drupal-specific xAMP stack installer that enables you to quickly set up Drupal locally on your Windows or Mac. It comes equipped with:

Drupal Distros

Acquia Drupal

Acquia Drupal comes with a set of essential Drupal modules to make it easy to get started with your Drupal development.

Drupal Commons

Looking to develop community websites? Built on Drupal 7, Drupal Commons is a ready to use service that allows you to build communities.

  • Built on Drupal core and contributed modules
  • Develop internal or external communities
  • Documentation

Cloud Hosting Platform

Acquia Cloud

Acquia Cloud is a Drupal-tuned scalable and secure cloud hosting platform for your Drupal sites. Enjoy powerful developer UI's, multiple environments, multi-site hosting, secure server access using SSH, and automated deployment from your version control repository.

  • Built on open source LAMP server stack
  • Drag-and-drop to deploy
  • Dev, Stage and Prod environments
  • Automated database scrubs using Cloud Hooks
  • Documentation

Performance Toolbox

Acquia Subscription

Complete application assurance platform with suite of tools, knowledge base and support services that can amplify the quality of your sites. It offers 24X7X365 support and a library that consists of 800+ how-to Drupal articles and comprehensive product demos and documentation.

  • Acquia Cloud
  • Acquia Insight
  • Acquia Search
  • Mollom
  • Library
  • Support
  • Documentation

Acquia Insight

Performance testing tool that gives you greater visibility and control over the sites you build. Examines and scores your site for performance, security and adherence to best practices and notifies you of critical alerts and warnings about your site vulnerabilities.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Conducts ~130 tests to rank your site
  • Performs thorough source code analysis
  • Documentation

Cloud Services

Acquia Search

Acquia Search is a fully managed cloud service that integrates quickly with Drupal applications. It is built on the Apache Solr search engine and is a part of the Acquia Subscription suite of tools. It also uses open source libraries like Apache TIKA.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Faceted search interfaces using Facet API
  • Result filtering and weighting
  • Multisite and multiple Drupal version searches
  • Multi-entity and attachment searches
  • Documentation

Mollom

You can protect your online reputation against unwanted spam using content moderation tool Mollom. Mollom uses sophisticated techniques to block spam and malicious content automatically.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Uses machine learning techniques to block spam
  • Text analytics functionality detects profanity
  • Centralized CAPTCHA service prevents approved users from having to solve it