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Managing sites on a cluster

Although keeping track of a single website can be easy, the process can become more difficult when you have more websites to keep track of. If you have to manage many websites (30 or more), the process can become seemingly impossible.

To help you manage your websites, Acquia Cloud Site Factory includes a website management interface, the Site Factory Management Console, that enables you to organize your websites into related groups and more effectively manage your organization’s websites.

The Site Factory Management Console

Signing in to Acquia Cloud Site Factory

To view all of your websites, you must first sign in to the Site Factory Management Console, which contains the websites that you can access and view.

Site actions

Expanded site actions menu

Depending on your user role, you can complete several actions on the sites to which you have access.

To select an action for a website, open the website’s actions menu and then click an option:

  • Log in - Signs in to the website with the OpenID administrative account that you used to log in to Acquia Cloud Site Factory.
  • Clear caches - Clears your website’s site- and Varnish®-cached content.
  • Configure Terms of Service - Opens a site management page to allow you to set the terms of service notice for this website. A site-based terms of service notice overrides any global terms of service notice.
  • Delete site - Opens a site management page that allows you to permanently delete this site and its content.
  • Duplicate site - Opens a site management page that allows you to create a copy of this website to create a new website.
  • Manage domains - Opens a site management page that allows you to add domain names to this website.
  • Transfer site ownership - Opens a site management page that allows you to transfer ownership of this website to another user account.

Groups and sub-groups

The Site Factory Management Console enables you to organize your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites into groups of websites. You can use these groups to:

  • Manually sort your websites using logical connections, such as regions or business functions.
  • Control sign-in or maintenance access to your websites, by controlling which users have access to sites in the group.

Note

Users with the platform admin role can view all sites and groups, regardless of their group memberships.

In the Site Factory Management Console, the term groups describes organizational groups at the top level, and sub-groups describe organizational units that can contain sites, site collections, and other sub-groups, but have a single parent group.

The All my groups page (displayed when you click the All my groups link on any top-level management interface page) displays an overview of the groups available to you on the left, and a detailed view of group contents on the right. The detailed view on the right does not display top-level groups that do not contain any sites, site collections, or sub-groups.

For information about how to create groups and organize your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites, see Creating sites and site groups.