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Drupal Hosting on Acquia

Cloud-based web hosting for complex and highly custom websites.

Drupal Hosting on Acquia delivers a flexible, scalable, and secure hosting infrastructure for your Drupal-based website.

Through a partnership with Acquia, University IT offers this cloud-based platform to web developers and administrators building and maintaining complex, highly customized websites.

Just starting out with a new website? Take a look at the free, centrally-supported Stanford Sites content management platform.


Choose between two service options for website hosting: Acquia Cloud Professional and Acquia Cloud Enterprise. Both services deliver a complete infrastructure to support Drupal deployment workflow processes from development and staging to production.

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Acquia Cloud Professional (ACP)

  • A self-service Drupal hosting environment.
  • Built for developing and deploying one or more production applications.
  • Designed for websites that do not have business continuity requirements provided by redundant infrastructure.

Acquia Cloud Enterprise (ACE)

  • A fully-managed, high-availability, scalable, clustered Drupal hosting environment.
  • Built for the most complex Drupal applications with the highest performance and uptime requirements.
  • ACE users have the option to purchase ACE Elite, which provides direct access to the Acquia support team in addition to  24x7 support.

Feature Comparison

Feature Acquia Cloud Professional (ACP) Acquia Cloud Enterprise (ACE) Acquia Cloud Enterprise (ACE) + Elite Support
Supports complex websites and customization Included Included Included
Support for Drupal 7 and 8 Included Included Included
Broad developer UIs and APIs Included Included Included
Automated deployment from a version-controlled code repository Included Included Included
Secure server access using SSH Included Included Included
Fully managed platform   Included Included
Business continuity through redundant infrastructure   Included Included
Support Business hours
(8 a.m. - 8 pm. CST)
24x7 24x7
with direct access to Elite support team

Drupal Hosting on Acquia does not include website development or maintenance. These services can be provided by Stanford Web Services on a consulting basis, or by your own web development team.

Designed For

  • Stanford units with complex Drupal 7 or 8 websites who need a hosting solution.


Acquia Cloud Professional $605
Acquia Cloud Enterprise $750
Acquia Cloud Enterprise + Elite Support $2,500

*Storage and hardware are additional costs and are custom per site.

Last modified December 15, 2017