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Creating a new application on Acquia Cloud

Acquia Cloud Professional subscribers may create a new application at any time. You must be an Owner or Administrator to create a new application using the Acquia Cloud interface. You can also create an Acquia Cloud Free subscription at any time.

For Acquia Cloud Professional subscribers

For Acquia Cloud Professional subscriptions created before October 2014, the Acquia Cloud user interface displays an additional option to Add a new application to an existing eligible subscription when creating a new application. This feature creates a new application on existing hardware instead of provisioning new hardware.

If you have an Acquia Cloud Enterprise subscription, contact Acquia Support to create a new application.

The number of applications you can create in your subscription depends on your subscription level. For more information, see Acquia Cloud Pricing.

To create a new application, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to Acquia Cloud.

  2. On the Applications page, click Add Application.

    Click the Add Application button

    The Add Application page opens.

  3. Select either Purchase a new Acquia Cloud Professional subscription or Add a new free application.

    Add an application

  4. Enter the Application name for your new application.

    The application name you choose will be your application’s UNIX username and code repository name. Application names must meet these requirements:

    • Consist of at least four, but no more than 21, characters
    • Consist only of lowercase, alphanumeric (a-z, 0–9) characters— special characters aren’t supported
    • The first character must be alphabetic (a-z) and can’t be numeric

    For more information about your application name, see the Sitename definition page.

  5. Click Add.

Acquia Cloud creates the application. Your new application’s environments initially contain a default welcome message. Use one of the following options to create a working Drupal application:

Don’t forget to set up SSH access so you can log in to your server using the command line.