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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)
Supports complex websites and customization Included Included
Support for Drupal 10+ Included Included
Broad developer UIs and APIs Included Included
Automated deployment from a version-controlled code repository Included Included
Secure server access using SSH Included Included
Fully managed platform   Included
Business continuity through redundant infrastructure   Included
Protected by SWS-managed Acquia Cloud Edge (WAF)   Included
Support Business hours
(8 a.m. - 8 pm. CST)

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

Designed for

  • Stanford units with complex Drupal websites that need a hosting solution.

Data security

This service has NOT been approved for use with data classified as High Risk by the Information Security Office.


Acquia Cloud Professional Starting at $455/month* - note: this service is deprecated
Acquia Cloud Enterprise / Acquia Cloud Next Starting at $960/month*

*Monthly rate includes the base level of hardware infrastructure. Additional/larger hardware may be required based on traffic and other resource needs, and will incur additional cost.

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Last modified March 27, 2024