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Acquia Cloud 1.85.5

Acquia Cloud 1.85.5

Thu, 04 Jun 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Easier deletion of multiple database backups

    It's now easier to delete more than one database backup at a time. On the Cloud > Backups page, you can select several database backups and then delete them all at once, instead of needing to individually delete them. Removing older, unneeded backup files in this manner can help you free up limited disk storage space. Learn more.

Acquia Cloud 1.85.4

Acquia Cloud 1.85.4

Thu, 14 May 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Installing Drupal 8 switches Dev environment to Live Development mode

    Drupal 8 has some installation requirements that currently require you to use Live Development in order to install it on Acquia Cloud using the Install Drupal menu option on the Cloud > Workflow page. Drupal 8 (beginning with beta 9) needs to write to the settings.php file during the installation process. By default on Acquia Cloud, the settings.php file is not directly writable on the server. In order to make it writable, Acquia Cloud enables Live Development on your Acquia Cloud Dev environment when you install Drupal 8 beta 10 or later from the Cloud > Workflow page. You can disable Live Development after you have installed Drupal 8 and committed the new code to your Acquia Cloud repository. For more information, see Installing Drupal 8 on Acquia Cloud.

Acquia Cloud 1.85.3

Acquia Cloud 1.85.3

Thu, 07 May 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Suspend and resume cron jobs

    On the Cloud > Cron page of the Acquia Cloud UI, you can now suspend and resume cron jobs, in addition to creating, editing, and removing them. For more information, see Using Cron to schedule tasks.

Acquia Cloud 1.85.2

Acquia Cloud 1.85.2

Tue, 05 May 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Improvement to the Domains page

    The Cloud > Domains page in the Acquia Cloud UI now lists your Production environment first, since that's the environment that most customers want to work with most often. For more information, see Managing your domains.

Acquia Cloud 1.85.1

Acquia Cloud 1.85.1

Wed, 29 Apr 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Domain status check

    You can now check whether your domain name is properly resolving to your Acquia Cloud website, using the Cloud > Domains page in the Acquia Cloud UI. For more information, see Managing your domains: Checking domain status.

Acquia Cloud 1.85

Acquia Cloud 1.85

Mon, 27 Apr 2015

This release will be deployed on Acquia Cloud Professional on April 30, 2015, and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on May 6, 2015.

It includes the following new enhancements:

  • The drupal-requests.log now records HTTP status codes for PHP 5.5 and later.
  • Upgrade Varnish Cache to version 3.0.7.
Acquia Cloud 1.84

Acquia Cloud 1.84

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

This release will be deployed on Acquia Cloud Professional on March 26, 2015, and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on April 8, 2015. It requires restarting both PHP and Varnish Cache. The PHP restart will result in a momentary blip, during which Acquia Cloud servers will not respond to requests. The Varnish restart will result in clearing all Varnish caches. This may reduce performance for some sites while the cache is rebuilt. As usual, this maintenance will occur during off-peak hours in each region to mitigate the impact of the Varnish cache clear.

This release includes the following new enhancements and bug fixes:

  • PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6 have been upgraded to the latest versions

    The version of PHP 5.5 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.5.23 and the version of PHP 5.6 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.6.7. These versions of PHP addresses three security issues, as well as fixing several bugs. See the PHP release announcement for more information.

  • PHP 5.5 is the default for new sites

    PHP 5.5 is now the default version for newly created sites.

  • Upgraded Drush 6 and 7 versions

    The included version of Drush 7 has been updated to Drush 7.0.0-rc1 and the version of Drush 6 has been updated to Drush 6.6.0.

  • Drupal watchdog log now supported for Acquia Cloud Free

    Acquia Cloud Free sites can now generate syslog log entries, and therefore you can now view and download the Drupal watchdog log for an Acquia Cloud Free site.

  • Removed support for RC4 cypher suites

    Acquia Cloud no longer supports RC4-based SSL cypher suites because of their known security vulnerabilities. This means that Acquia Cloud no longer includes server-side mitigation of the potential BEAST security vulnerability. However, we believe that existing client-side mitigation of BEAST is sufficient, and that the security vulnerability from RC4-based SSL cypher suites is a much more significant threat. For more information, we recommend reading Qualys Security Labs' discussion, Is BEAST Still a Threat?

  • All environment variables are now supported in .htaccess

    Environment variables in Acquia Cloud can now all be used in .htaccess files. Formerly, only the AH_SITE_ENVIRONMENT variable could be used in .htaccess. For more information, see Using environment variables in Drupal code and Drush commands.

Acquia Cloud 1.83.2

Acquia Cloud 1.83.2

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • PHP 5.6 is now available

    PHP 5.6 is installed on all Acquia Cloud servers. You can set an environment's PHP version by selecting Configure in the environment menu on the Cloud > Workflow page. For more information, see Configuring PHP settings. Remember that when you change your PHP version, you should always do so first on your Dev or Stage environment, not on your Prod environment, and test it to make sure there are no compatibility issues.

Acquia Cloud 1.83.1

Acquia Cloud 1.83.1

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • PHP 5.5 has been upgraded to the latest version

    The version of PHP 5.5 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.5.22. This version of PHP addresses two security issues. See the PHP release announcement for more information.

Acquia subscriptions 1.83

Acquia subscriptions 1.83

Thu, 05 Feb 2015

We have improved the accuracy of the uptime monitoring feature's downtime detection. It now performs more rigorous checks to verify whether a single failed ping happened because the site is actually down or for another reason. If you have enabled email notification of uptime events, this may mean that you receive fewer notifications due to reduction of false positives.

This change does not affect the way uptime monitoring data is displayed on the Insight Site Health graph.

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