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Creating a new application on Cloud Platform

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

For Cloud Platform Professional subscribers

For Cloud Platform Professional subscriptions created before October 2014, the Cloud Platform 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 Cloud Platform 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 Cloud Platform Pricing.

To create a new application, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to Cloud Platform.

  2. On the Applications page, click Add Application.

    Click the Add Application button

    The Add Application page opens.

  3. Select either Purchase a new Cloud Platform 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.

Cloud Platform 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.