The Best Developer Experience

Acquia has easy-to-use and flexible tools to build powerful Drupal applications on the Acquia Cloud platform, created by developers for developers.

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Our Tools Help You Get Started Faster

Get a headstart on building your Drupal application by using our development tools. Lightning, Dev Desktop, and BLT improve your workflow and accelerate your development.

You’re in Control, When You Want to Be

Cloud API, direct SSH access, Cloud Hooks, and Live Development make building your digital experience simple without sacrificing freedom, flexibility, or control. Our API-first platform lets you automate any phase of the development workflow.

Develop and Deliver with Confidence

Take the toil out of the software delivery cycle with built-in continuous integration and deployment tools like Acquia Pipelines that seamlessly integrates with your development workflow.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

We provide performance metrics, uptime alerts, security and Drupal application insights, and comprehensive logging you need to monitor and optimize your applications.

Build Decoupled Drupal Apps on a Single Platform

Use our Decoupled Drupal starter kit to build your back-end application and server side rendered front-end application on the same platform with our Node.js offering. We’ve got you covered.

We Have the Most Secure and Compliant Platform

We support strict compliance programs such as FedRAMP, HIPAA, and PCI, to name a few. You can also internally manage your teams at scale with advanced teams and permissions capabilities. The Acquia Cloud platform is secure by design.


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We Are the Drupal Experts, and We're Devoted to Your Success

You don’t just get a platform, you get the most knowledgeable Drupal experts and the tools to maximize your developer experience. We provide expert Drupal application support, helping you to develop and even debug your custom Drupal code. We’ve optimized the Cloud stack for you.

We’ve used our expertise to build the fastest and most secure Drupal platform and tools. Applications hosted on Acquia Cloud benefit from having the right tools and the right configuration available out of the box.

Stay in Control Without Sacrificing Flexibility

Our tools make development simple without sacrificing freedom and flexibility. Acquia’s Cloud API and Cloud Hooks let you automate your development workflow. If you can click it, you can script it. Direct SSH access keeps you in complete control of developing and debugging.

Need to perform a quick hotfix? Acquia Cloud allows for Live Development right on our servers without the hassle of reproducing the issue locally. Run what you want when you want with our completely customizable Drupal Cron Jobs. Add as many databases to your application as you’d like and scale your application by leveraging Drupal’s multisite functionality.


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Acquia Vs. Pantheon

Features Acquia Pantheon
Multiple database support
Multiple sites per application
SSH access & on server development
GUI-based Windows & Mac compatible local LAMP stack
Low Code Site Building
Node.js support
Built-in continuous integration
Log streaming
HIPAA, SOC 1, FISMA, FedRAMP compliance
Drupal application support