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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.

Acquia Cloud 1.81

Acquia Cloud 1.81

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

This release (deployed on Acquia Cloud Professional on October 13, 2014 and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on October 21, 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 about setting your PHP version on Acquia Cloud, see Configuring PHP settings.

  • PHP 5.5 and 5.3 have been upgraded to the latest versions

    The version of PHP 5.5 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.5.16. The version of PHP 5.3 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.3.29. See the PHP change log for more information.

  • New Relic has been upgraded to version 4.13.1.71

    The version of New Relic installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 4.13.1.71. New Relic is a web app performance management tool that lets IT teams monitor live Drupal (and other PHP) apps, troubleshoot issues, and tune for optimal performance. Learn more.

  • Xdebug PHP extension is included in all PHP versions

    All versions of PHP available on Acquia Cloud now include the Xdebug PHP extension, which provides debugging and profiling capabilities. Learn more about using Xdebug. Xdebug is not enabled by default, since running Xdebug causes reduced performance. If you want to enable Xdebug on your Acquia Cloud environments, submit a ticket with Acquia Support.

  • Locale packages were added to all servers

    The following locales are now available by default:

    • de_AT.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • de_BE.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • de_CH.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • de_LI.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • de_LU.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • en_IN UTF-8
    • en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • en_US ISO-8859-1
    • es_AR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_BO.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_CL.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_CO.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_CR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_DO.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_EC.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_ES.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_GT.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_HN.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_MX.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_NI.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_PA.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_PE.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_PR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_PY.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_SV.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_UY.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • es_VE.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • ja_JP.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • ko_KR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • pt_BR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • pt_PT.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • zh_HK.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • zh_SG.UTF-8 UTF-8
    • zh_TW.UTF-8 UTF-8
Acquia Cloud 1.80.1

Acquia Cloud 1.80.1

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

This release includes the following new enhancement:

  • Install Drupal 8 beta using the Acquia Cloud UI

    You can now select Drupal 8 when you install a new Drupal distribution using the Cloud > Workflow page. Important: The Drupal 8 beta release is provided only for development and testing purposes only and is not recommended for production websites. Support from Acquia is limited until Drupal 8 is officially released. Learn more about installing Drupal on Acquia Cloud.

Acquia Cloud 1.80

Acquia Cloud 1.80

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

This release (deployed on Acquia Cloud on August 25, 2014 and on Acquia Cloud Enterprise on September 3, 2014) includes the following new enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Upgraded PHP 5.5 to the latest version, PHP 5.5.15

    The version of PHP 5.5 installed on Acquia Cloud is now version 5.5.15. See the PHP change log for more information.

  • Default Ruby is Ruby 2.1.2; Ruby 1.8.7 end-of-life

    The Acquia Cloud platform includes the Ruby programming language, which you can use with your Acquia Cloud site (for example, in scripts you run with cron or with Cloud Hooks). The latest version of the Ruby programming language, Ruby 2.1.2, is now the default version for Acquia Cloud. The end of life for Ruby 1.8.7 was June 30, 2014, and that version will no longer receive security patches. Learn more about specifying which version of Ruby to use.