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Release notes - Cloud Platform

This webpage describes the regular updates Acquia has made to Cloud Platform. Note that some release dates may be in the future to allow for subscribers to prepare their environments for upcoming product versions.

For a list of known issues you may encounter when using Cloud Platform, see Known issues in Cloud Platform.

Acquia Cloud Platform - September 5, 2021 through September 11, 2021

  • Change PHP 7.3 is updated to 7.3.28 and PHP 7.4 is updated to 7.4.18.
  • Change Acquia Cloud Platform supports PHP 8.0. Note that this PHP version does not have the propro library, which is no longer a required dependency for the pecl_http PHP library.
  • Fix When users without the proper user role or permission were clicking the Email tab, the Acquia Cloud Platform user interface was showing a spinning wheel instead of a warning about incorrect user permissions.
  • Fix New Acquia Cloud Platform subscriptions were blocked from enabling Platform Email on their environments.

Acquia Cloud Platform - August 29, 2021 through September 4, 2021

  • Change [Acquia Cloud Next] On Acquia Cloud Next environments, SSH pods and command (cron/cloud hook) pods terminate more gracefully during platform maintenance events.

Acquia Cloud Platform - August 22, 2021 through August 28, 2021

  • Fix There was a delay between the cut of a new tag and the tag appearing in the list of the available tags that can be deployed to an environment.
  • Fix Patches were applied to Platform CDN to resolve an issue that prevented Views and Visits from reporting correctly. Applications using Acquia’s Platform CDN services will now see an increase in Views and Visits calculations.

Acquia Cloud Platform - August 15, 2021 through August 21, 2021

  • Change Security patches are applied to PHP on all Acquia Cloud Platform products.
  • Fix The Acquia Cloud Platform user interface had dates mismatch in the column and hover labels in the Views and Visits charts in the Subscription section.

Acquia Cloud Platform - August 8, 2021 through August 14, 2021

  • Fix When using minimized browsers or browsers at reduced magnification, users were unable to see all the available options in the log type list on the log streaming page.

Acquia Cloud Platform - August 1, 2021 through August 7, 2021

  • Fix Users were unable to see any of the Subscription Entitlements sections when they had the Views and Visits entitlement, but didn’t have the roles that allow access to Views & Visits.

Acquia Cloud Platform - July 25, 2021 through July 31, 2021

  • Change The Acquia Cloud Platform user interface is updated to have new colors and fonts, aligning it with the Marketing Cloud user interface.

Acquia Cloud Platform - July 18, 2021 through July 24, 2021

  • Change The default version of MySQL on Acquia Cloud Platform is 5.7.33.

Acquia Cloud Platform - July 11, 2021 through July 17, 2021

  • Change Acquia Cloud Platform is updated to run the latest version of New Relic’s PHP monitoring agent with PHP 8 support.

Acquia Cloud Platform - June 20, 2021 through June 26, 2021

Acquia Cloud Platform - June 13, 2021 through June 19, 2021

  • Change Security patches are applied to PHP on all Acquia Cloud Platform products.
  • Change [Acquia Cloud Next] Drupal applications using simpleSAMLphp are supported.
  • Fix For an environment, you can edit the Max input variables and Max POST request size values in Configuration > Advanced through Site Factory applications.

Acquia Cloud Platform - May 30, 2021 through June 5, 2021

  • Fix The New Relic Settings section on the Environment Configuration page wasn’t visible to all roles with access to that page.

Acquia Cloud Platform - May 9, 2021 through May 15, 2021

Acquia Cloud Platform - April 25, 2021 through May 1, 2021

Change For environments running on PHP 7.3+, drupal-watchdog.log entries containing stack traces are formatted as a single line. This lets third-party log monitoring vendors and analytics services interpret entries as a single event and not multiple events.


The readability of stack trace data in the downloaded log files might reduce.

Acquia Cloud Platform - April 18, 2021 through April 24, 2021

  • Feature This release adds the PHP extension: intl to the Pipelines container resources.
  • Fix [Acquia Cloud Next] Drush commands were using an application’s PHP memory limit instead of the 512 MB default CLI memory limit.

Acquia Cloud Platform - April 11, 2021 through April 17, 2021

  • Change [Acquia Cloud Next] The maximum number of simultaneous SSH connections to any one environment is 20.

Acquia Cloud Platform - April 4, 2021 through April 10, 2021

  • Fix For Cloud Next environments in the Stackmetrics section of the Cloud Platform user interface, some data points in the cloud computing unit charts didn’t display as stacked.

Acquia Cloud Platform - March 21, 2021 through April 3, 2021

  • Change In the Cloud Platform user interface, the labels: Legacy and Legacy certificate are updated to appear as Legacy/ELB and Legacy/ELB certificate respectively. For more information, see Legacy/ELB certificates.

Acquia Cloud Platform - March 14, 2021 through March 20, 2021

  • Feature Pipeline container supports PHP 8.0.
  • Change PHP 7.2 is deprecated across all the pipelines services.

Acquia Cloud Platform - February 28, 2021 through March 6, 2021

  • Change Security patches applied to PHP and New Relic on all Acquia Cloud Platform products.

Acquia Cloud Platform - February 21, 2021 through February 27, 2021

  • Fix Drupal 7 applications using New Relic faced issues while upgrading to PHP 7.4.

Acquia Cloud Platform - February 14, 2021 through February 20, 2021

  • Change You can now use the Acquia Cloud Platform user interface to star or mark an application as favorite in both List and Grid views.
  • Fix While adding a person to a team in Acquia Cloud Platform, users were unable to specify special characters in email address.

Cloud Platform - February 7, 2021 through February 13, 2021

  • Change Cloud Platform is now enhanced to have improved navigation between Cloud Platform user interface and, which is Acquia’s incident reporting system.

Cloud Platform - January 17, 2021 through January 23, 2021

  • Change Cloud Platform applications and environments now launch with MySQL version 5.7.31.
  • Change Cloud Platform environments have been updated to use Memcached version 1.6.8.
  • Change The free version of the Acquia Cloud Platform (Cloud Platform Free) has been temporarily disabled.

Cloud Platform - January 10, 2021 through January 16, 2021

  • Change Cloud Platform is now updated to default the PHP version to 7.4.
  • Fix For a few hours, some buttons in the Cloud Platform user interface were missing labels.

Cloud Platform - January 03, 2021 through January 09, 2021

  • Feature The Cloud Platform pipelines feature now adds libxss1, a library that’s a dependency for some Google Chrome versions. It allows some customers to use Chrome who couldn’t before.
  • Change The charts on the Stackmetrics page now shows granularity to two decimal places when you activate the tooltip.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice and is not warranted to be error-free. If you encounter any errors, contact Acquia Support.