Acquia Cloud Site Factory

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Acquia Sign in to Acquia Cloud Platform. E-mail. Password. Sign in Forgot username or password? Create an account? Acquia acceptable use policy. Build the Future. Designed for agility and power, Acquia Cloud provides the tools and services that enable you to build and manage digital solutions at scale. The new capabilities — called Acquia Cloud Site Factory Stacks — is designed to bring greater scalability and control to multisite management. It will support multiple development teams. Acquia acceptable use policy Build the Future Designed for agility and power, Acquia Cloud provides the tools and services that enable you to build and manage digital solutions at scale. This course provides a general introduction to Acquia Cloud Site Factory tailored for technical and non-technical audiences engaging with the product in any capacity. This is an eLearning course, available in Acquia.

One of Drupal's strengths is its ability to support many sites with the same codebase. By adding a directory under Drupal's 'sites' directory, you can install a new site with its own database. The benefit is you can manage one set of code instead of having codebases spread across servers. Drupal also allows the flexibility for users to create their own sites and settings without impacting existing sites.

A PHP client library for working with Acquia Cloud Site Factory (ACSF). swichers/acsf-client.

Managing several sites at scale can be a challenge. You need direct access to the code to create a new site, to commit it to the repository, and to deploy its code. You'd also need to perform updates for each site when there's a new Drupal release, and the ability to rollback those updates if something happens. This process can be difficult to manage if you have busy development and marketing teams.

Support Multiple Sites with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Acquia Cloud Site Factory makes supporting multiple Drupal sites easier. It does that by allowing you to create new sites and deploy them without a developer.

Consider the following scenarios:

  • You're a state, city, or municipality that wants to provide departments with a way to create consistent websites
  • You're a business with many locations or franchises that needs to create separate sites and provide control to specific teams
  • You're higher ed institution that needs sites for your departments, groups, and student organizations
  • You're a nonprofit that wants to spin up sites for different campaigns and initiatives
  • You're a publisher that needs to create marketing sites for books, albums, games, or conferences

In all these situations, Site Factory fits right into your workflow, providing your teams with everything they need to succeed.

Deploy Sites Quickly with Site Factory

Site Factory's rapid site deployment takes advantage of Drupal's install profiles feature. Think of install profiles as 'recipes.' You can automatically say what modules to install and how to configure them.

When a user creates a new site in Site Factory, they select from a list of install profiles. After a few minutes, the site is installed and configured. Then it's ready for users to start entering content.

Creating, testing, and tailoring install profiles can take time to get right. The benefit of install profiles is obvious though — Site Factory can create a new site in a few minutes. You have something that would normally take weeks or months of development available with a click.

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Perform Easy Updates and Maintenance

Site Factory comes with three environments (dev, stage, and production) for testing and training. It provides an administrative tool to control and schedule when to deploy code to these environments. You can also run update(s) at your discretion via Site Factory Cloud Hooks. These updates run for all sites at once, which saves you a lot of time in the deployment process.

This process also allows you to test your updates ahead of time on lower environments. If you've ever had to manually update several sites, you know how helpful that can be. Whether you have 10 sites or 1,000 sites, Site Factory makes the process the same, so updates are much easier for you to manage.

Let's Talk About Site Factory

Velir is a trusted Acquia implementation partner and has extensive experience on the Acquia Cloud and Acquia Cloud Site Factory platforms. We can partner with you to help your organization deploy websites faster and get the most from your Drupal website.

Did you know you can combine Acquia Site Studio and Acquia Cloud Site Factory for rapid site creation with a great authoring experience across your organization? Get in touch for a demonstration and to see what we can do for you.

Acquia today unveiled the Acquia Cloud Site Factory, a turnkey digital experience platform that empowers marketers to deliver hundreds or thousands of brand, campaign and promotional websites with agility, velocity and freedom.

Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides Digital Experiences as a Service, enabling marketers to create dynamic, highly-branded sites in minutes with pre-configured templates that include repeatable content, design and structure. It provides an intuitive authoring experience so even non-technical users can create effective, content-rich sites rapidly, without the extensive training or coding that traditional, proprietary web platforms require. With Acquia Cloud Site Factory, marketers can dedicate their time to creating unique branded experiences built on the open source Drupal content management system.

“Global organizations that struggle to keep up with the pace of change for their digital marketing initiatives now have a solution for building immersive experiences across their brands with Acquia Cloud Site Factory,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. “We’re knocking down the barriers of cost, procurement, and technical complexity so organizations can grow their capacity to support multiple brands and gain the freedom to disrupt their markets with engaging campaigns and digital experiences that win market share and increase revenues.”

As a fully managed service, Acquia Cloud Site Factory enables organizations to focus on the core elements of their business, simplifying the operations and management of their digital experience platform to Acquia. Site builders have the freedom to add any of the 20,000 Drupal modules to their own site factory, while managing their multi-site deployments from a centralized dashboard to automate actions and reduce their maintenance burden. With a single dashboard, Acquia Cloud Site Factory makes it possible for just a few administrators to build and manage hundreds of sites, managing users centrally, and integrate sites with their entire digital marketing toolset.


Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a great fit for media and entertainment companies, as well as consumer products companies with many brand and campaign sites. Additionally, digital agencies who create and run digital campaigns for clients and franchise business owners who want to deliver cost-effective, consistent digital platforms to their franchisees can do so at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives.

Acquia Cloud Vs Site Factory

Interscope, a division of Universal Music Group, is one company that is taking advantage of Acquia Cloud Site Factory, integrated with their digital marketing toolset, to promote many of its artists with highly branded sites. Among the more than two dozen artists who were part of Interscope’s initial launch on the platform are Lauren Alaina, Ahsan, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Candice Glover, Matthew Koma, LMFAO, One Republic, Phillip Phillips, Timbaland, and Zedd.

“Connecting music fans with the artists and music that they love requires a great digital experience. Our artist sites bring together social interactions, great audio and video content, touring and appearance details and opportunities to purchase and download music,” said Lee Hammond, vice president of digital at Interscope. “Digital is the connection point for our artists, the place where we engage fans with exclusive content and opportunities, promote new releases and start the conversation with fans. Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides the agility to bring sites for new artist or campaigns to market quickly with the same great experience and contextual engagement that we offer across our label.”

Using Acquia Cloud Site Factory, organizations will accelerate digital campaign execution while reducing the costs and complexity of managing an expensive, bespoke multi-site platform. Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a better platform to create and manage multi-site deployments at scale, simplifying new site creation based on pre-configured templates and automating multi-site management tasks. Most importantly, each site benefits from the innovation that only the Drupal open source content management system can deliver.

To learn more about Acquia Cloud Site Factory, attend a webinar on July 25 on How to Create Websites at Scale: An Experience Management Imperative, or visit