Hosted Drupal

How an Open Digital Platform Can Eliminate Silos

Competing in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape requires solutions that let you quickly develop and deliver exceptional customer experiences – seamlessly, across all channels, at the right time and on the right device. 

Acquia Cloud Platform is a hosted Drupal solution that combines powerful, easy-to-use tools with automated workflows and enterprise-grade security, enabling your digital teams to build and deliver Drupal-based experiences without needing to worry about configuring, managing or troubleshooting your Drupal infrastructure. With Drupal managed hosting from Acquia, you’re free to innovate on every channel, to build customer moments that matter and to continue to grow your brand.

Acquia Cloud Platform – the leading hosted Drupal platform


Acquia Cloud is a fully managed Drupal hosting solution that provides comprehensive and powerful tools for building, hosting and managing exceptional Drupal-based web, mobile and digital experiences. It’s the only hosted Drupal solution that can deliver the scale required to meet the demands of your evolving business challenges.



With Acquia web hosting for Drupal, you can:

  • Future-proof your digital strategy by leveraging the power and flexibility of Drupal’s open source platform. In contrast to rip-and-replace proprietary systems, Drupal continues to evolve at the pace of innovation, with help from the largest community of developers in the world.
  • Build Drupal-based digital experiences more quickly with developer friendly tools, APIs, command-line tools and integrations that streamline the entire developer workflow.
  • Scale easily up to hundreds of ambitious digital experiences, managing them on one platform to boost productivity and reduce costs.
  • Ensure superior performance with a 99.95% uptime SLA, superior monitoring and optimization capabilities and world-class support available 24/7.
  • Focus on creating experiences, not managing technology, with a fully managed solution from a Drupal hosting provider that takes care of deploying and maintaining a Drupal-optimized platform.

Features of Acquia’s hosted Drupal platform

Acquia Cloud provides a rich set of features, including development tools, hosting services, security and support that make managing all your digital properties easier.

Features of Acquia’s hosted Drupal solution include:

  • Fully managed hosting designed for Drupal: Acquia Cloud is deliberately built and continually improved to support digital teams building Drupal 8 sites and applications. Acquia’s hosted Drupal platform frees digital teams from configuring, automating, orchestrating and managing the Drupal platform, and enables them to do what they do best – build ever-better digital experiences.
  • Development tools for fast deployment: Digital teams get powerful development tools out of the box that enables them to begin building sites immediately, working with a single toolkit rather than toggling among multiple tools. Acquia provides development, staging and production environments with testing embedded into the workflow.
  • Built-in security for easy compliance: As a premier hosted Drupal platform, Acquia delivers a technology stack that is validated against the most rigorous global compliance standards, including FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and more.
  • World-class Drupal support: Acquia provides support 24/7 in all time zones and in seven languages, with experienced technical account managers available to help resolve issues and implement best practices.
  • Support for decoupled Drupal apps: With hosted Drupal from Acquia that includes built-in support for Node.js, developers can create back-end applications with Drupal and server-side rendered front-end applications on the same platform.
  • Add-ons for security and performance: Acquia Cloud Edge brings even greater security and performance improvements to your CDN edge.

Why Acquia should be your hosted Drupal solution

Acquia is the open digital experience company that enables the world’s most ambitious brands to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Acquia’s founder and CTO, Dries Buytaert, it is also the creator of Drupal and continues to serve as its project lead. So it’s no wonder that Acquia excels at Drupal cloud hosting – Drupal is in our DNA. We’re the only hosted Drupal solution with unique insight into the inner workings of the core technology that powers the web’s most ambitious digital experiences. And we’re the only hosted Drupal solution designed to scale to meet the demands of enterprise-class business challenges.



FAQs: what is hosted Drupal? 

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free open source platform for building digital experiences such as websites, intranets, social media sites and web applications – without needing to write code. Written in PHP, Drupal powers some of the web’s most popular sites and is supported by a large community of contributors and developers.

What is hosted Drupal? 

Hosted Drupal is a solution where a third-party provider hosts Drupal on its own infrastructure while making all of the services and tools of the platform available to a customer or client. With hosted Drupal, the hosting provider takes care of configuring, managing, monitoring and troubleshooting the infrastructure so that the customer can focus solely on using and benefiting from the Drupal platform.

What is Acquia Cloud? 

Acquia Cloud is the leader in enterprise hosted Drupal solutions, providing a powerful cloud-native web hosting platform to build and manage Drupal-based digital experiences.