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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.

For more information, see:

Acquia Cloud 1.83

Acquia Cloud 1.83

Tue, 13 Jan 2015

This release (deployed on Acquia Cloud Professional on January 13, 2014 and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on January 21, 2014) includes several behind-the-scenes enhancements and bug fixes.

Acquia Cloud 1.82.1

Acquia Cloud 1.82.1

Mon, 22 Dec 2014

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Drush has been updated to newer versions

    The version of Drush 6 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 6.5.0. The version of Drush 7 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 7.0.0-alpha7. Learn more.

Acquia Cloud 1.82

Acquia Cloud 1.82

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

This release (deployed on Acquia Cloud Professional on December 10, 2014 and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on December 17, 2014) includes the following new enhancements and bug fixes:

  • PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 reached end of life

    PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 are no longer supported by php.net, which means that bug fixes and security patches are no longer issued, and these versions are therefore no longer secure. PHP 5.2 reached end of life on January 6, 2011 and PHP 5.3 reached end of life on August 14, 2014. For a limited time, Acquia will continue to provide PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 as options for customers whose sites require one of these versions, but we strongly recommend moving to PHP 5.5 as soon as possible for security and performance. For information, see Software end-of-life schedule and Configuring PHP settings.

  • PHP 5.5 has been upgraded to the latest version

    The version of PHP 5.5 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.5.18. See the PHP change log for more information.

  • Drush has been updated to newer versions

    The version of Drush 6 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 6.4.0. The version of Drush 7 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 7.0.0-alpha5. Learn more.

Acquia Cloud 1.81.3

Acquia Cloud 1.81.3

Fri, 05 Dec 2014

Acquia Cloud Enterprise subscribers can now purchase and use Acquia Cloud Shield.

Using Acquia Cloud Shield, your Acquia Cloud Enterprise websites run in a dedicated, logically isolated section of Acquia Cloud, adding more network level security and capabilities to the stack. Acquia Cloud Shield is available as an additional service to Acquia Cloud Enterprise subscriptions.

Acquia Cloud Shield gives you the benefits of Acquia Cloud platform-as-a-service, combined with the extra security benefits of a dedicated cloud. Acquia Cloud Shield provides a higher degree of isolation for your Acquia Cloud instances in the cloud. With Acquia Cloud Shield, your Acquia Cloud instances exist in a dedicated, logically isolated region that is not shared with any other users.

Optionally, you can use Acquia Cloud Shield with a VPN, which provides a secure bidirectional connection between your Acquia Cloud Enterprise websites and your internal IT systems. In this case, instances within the dedicated cloud region can be accessed only by other instances within the same dedicated cloud region, or else over a secure internet gateway (VPN).

For more information, see Using Acquia Cloud Shield.

Acquia Cloud 1.81.2

Acquia Cloud 1.81.2

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

This release includes the following new feature:

  • On the Cloud > Logs page, when you click Reconnect to resume streaming log entries, the page now retains your view and filter settings. For more information, see Streaming log entries in real time.
Acquia Cloud 1.81.1

Acquia Cloud 1.81.1

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

This release includes the following new feature:

  • Cancel Acquia Cloud Free subscriptions

    You can now cancel one or all of your Acquia Cloud Free subscriptions. This causes your site to be deleted. Deleting a site is permanent and irreversible. Learn more.