Using Acquia Insight to optimize your application

Using Acquia Insight

Before you can use Acquia Insight, you must install and enable the Acquia Connector in order to connect your Drupal application to the Acquia Insight service. This connection provides access to your application's logging and configuration, which Acquia Insight then reads and evaluates as it looks for alert conditions.

Getting started with Acquia Insight

  1. Start using Acquia Insight by signing in to the Acquia Cloud interface.
  2. Select your organization, application, and environment.
  3. In the left menu, click Insight.
    • If you have a single website - you will be redirected to the Acquia Insight page for that installation.
    • If you have a multisite installation - your initial Acquia Insight page is an overview of all of your environments, in a single, easy-to-read chart. To view information for a specific installation, click the link in the Origin URL column.

      Insight multisite list

  4. The Insight page for an environment displays the following information:
    • The environment's current Insight Summary score.
    • Alert categories with Acquia Insight scores and alerts for Performance, Security, and Best Practices.
    • A link to the Modules page, which provides information about available updates for Drupal core and contributed modules.
    • Score history - a chart showing how this environment's Insight score has changed over time.
    • Single environment Insight score

The multisite chart

The multisite application list contains the following information:

  • Origin URL - The website's origin URL
  • Last Updated - The last time this application's score was updated
  • Scores for Performance, Security, Best Practices, and overall Insight score. These scores may also have a yellow triangle warning, or a red circle warning icon next to the scores, depending on the alert thresholds your application has set
  • Customers with websites not hosted on Acquia Cloud may click the Rename icon in the upper right corner to rename their environment
  • Use the Display score settings gear icon to change your application's alert thresholds.

The Acquia Insight score

Acquia Insight inspects each of the environments that you've connected to Acquia and rates them based on their performance, security, and adherence to Acquia's identified best practices for Drupal applications. Acquia Insight displays an alert for each of the items that it examines and creates an overall rating for the environment based on the types of alerts it encountered. For more information, see Understanding the Insight score and alerts.

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