How to create first application on Acquia server ?

Acquia is a software service company co-founded by Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson. It provides enterprise products, services, and technical support for open source platform in Drupal.

For creating application on Acquia, we require credential details from the site. Once you register in the site, you are able to access the all sites of the user.

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In this, we can manage all our sites.

Follow the steps to create Application on Acquia Server

1)    There is one “Add Application” button available to create application. When you will click “Add Application” button, you will get the following screen.


2)   After clicking on “Add” button, you are able to see the following screen and it will take around 3 to 5 minutes for processing to create application on acquia.


3)    Please click on “Configure Drupal Site” for installing the Drupal website on acquia dev environment.

4)    After successful installation, you will get the application in site listing of the acquia account.


5)   Please click on the Drupal multisite link, it will redirected to the following screen.


6)   We can see, there are Dev and Stage environments with different URLS. Please click URL for checking the installed websites. When you click on the Dev website URL, you will see the installed Drupal website.

7)    However, when you will click on the Stage environment URL, you will see the following screen.


Actually, at the starting of the application installation, acquia will only install on Dev environment . If you want to install the application to Stage environment then you need to Create tag.

Whenever, you will drag the code from the Dev environment to Stage environment then acquia will ask to provide the message in popup. When you will click on the “Deploy” button then it will create tag for the Stage environment.


8)   After the code is upload to Stage, we need to upload the Database and Files from Dev to Stage.

For that, please drag again the Database from Dev environment to Stage environment. It will again display popup with a message. Post to installation process, still we are not able to see the website on Staging environment. Please do check Image 4 for accessing the Stage website URL.  Please do click on the Manage section under Stage environment of Image 4 for clearing the Vanish cache. After clicking on the Manage button, you are be able to see the following screen.



9)   Please click on the “Clear Varnish” button to clear the cache of the Stage environment.

After that, you are able to see the Stage environment website. Prod environment is not free environment, you need to upgrade your account for managing the Prod website.

Here are few services provided by acquia,  a software  service company, there are many more features this dynamic company has come up with that will show case in our next blog .Apart from this further, if you require any help just drop a comment/ feedback on our website and our Drupal developers will provide you quick assistance.

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