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Acquia Cloud Free

A Drupal
development sandbox
with an epic suite
of powerful tools


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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


Distros
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How to reliably test sandbox projects using the drupal.org testbot locally

During Drupal Dev Days in Hungary, there were many sprints that took place. You can see the amazing footage of what went on there in this nice movie, but that is not what we are going to discuss now! In this blog post, we'll talk about how to manage... More

Protecting Enterprise Drupal Users Against Heartbleed

On the afternoon of Monday, April 7 2014, the Heartbleed bug was made public and demonstrated that the majority of encrypted traffic on the Internet was vulnerable to eavesdropping. In this post we wanted to provide insight into the steps Acquia... More

Using Composer Manager to get off the Island Now

On the eve of 2013, prolific Drupal contributor Larry Garfield put forth a challenge to "get off the island", and judging by the adoption of non-Drupal projects in Drupal 8 core I would say the community has responded. By using the Composer tool it... More

Locking Down the Cloud: Taking Advantage of Automation

I was nursing a strong cup of coffee when I spoke to Marc Boorshtein, the chief technology officer at Tremelo Security, an identity service broker that enables enterprises to integrate new applications very quickly. The coffee was crucial, because... More

Organize Your Styles - An Introduction to SMACSS

On smaller brochure sites, how your organize your styles isn’t usually a big concern. You get in there, write some CSS, or maybe even some SASS. You compile it all into a single stylesheet with SASS’s production settings, and then you aggregate it... 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 Network

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
  • 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 Network

  • 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 Network suite of tools. It also uses open source libraries like Apache TIKA.
*Part of Acquia Network

  • 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 Network

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