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Meet Upsun. The new, self-service, fully managed PaaS, powered by Platform.sh.Try it now

Platform.sh delivers more than Acquia

Get your team the right deployment platform without the hassle or restrictions. Want to work with ElasticSearch? Solr? Or any version of PHP and Node.js? No matter what you run on Platform.sh, we guarantee you the best development experience with all the tooling already integrated. Platform.sh does more. We are the Acquia alternative you can rely on.

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Key differentiators

  • Immediate environments

    Provision new projects and as many new environments as you need in minutes, not hours. Enjoy a fully integrated CI pipeline to build your site on the fly. From composer dependencies to compilation.

  • Risk-free testing

    Each environment has its own instance: never impact production by testing. Debug in seconds. If it works on testing, it’ll work on production. With guaranteed byte-to-byte copy.

  • Effortless deployment

    A deployment process that does it all. Application architecture is defined in the YAML configuration while actions and environments are triggered by and sync with Git automatically.

  • Live and automated

    Get a live view of everything that is happening on every environment, from crons to deployments. Enjoy automated provisioning of TLS certificates and backups for all environments.

Why choose Platform.sh over Acquia?

Modern organizations need a better solution to meet customer demands. Platform.sh is the modern PaaS for organizations to build, run, and scale websites and web applications.

Decoupled architecture
Caching layers
Data Layer
Hosting partner
Application Monitoring
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Versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Multi-repositories, JAMstack, Node.js (SSR), Static front-ends, microservices.
Fastly CDN (135 POPs), Memcache, Redis
Fleet: Independent instances managed centrally (CLI, console, APIs)
MySQL, Redis, Solr, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Network Storage, Worker processes, ...
Unlimited environments with data cloning
Five hosting partners to give you the most choice: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Orange, OVHcloud
Blackfire.io APM & Profiler
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Version 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Limited Node.js support
CDN (65 POPs), Memcache, Varnish
Acquia Site Factory
MySQL, Memcache
Dev, Staging, Prod. Manual configuration.
Amazon Web Services
New Relic (additional)


Versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Decoupled architecture

Multi-repositories, JAMstack, Node.js (SSR), Static front-ends, microservices.

Caching layers

Fastly CDN (135 POPs), Memcache, Redis


Fleet: Independent instances managed centrally (CLI, console, APIs)

Data layer

MySQL, Redis, Solr, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Network Storage, Worker processes,...


Unlimited environments with data cloning

Hosting partner

Five hosting partners to give you the most choice: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Orange, OVHcloud

Application monitoring

Blackfire.io APM & Profiler

All at a lower cost than Acquia

Comparison based on plans for a 500,000 monthly pageviews site.


Professional Medium


Medium, Low traffic, multiple apps

  • 2vCPUs / 3GB memory
  • $10 per extra developer
  • Microservice apps or multidatabase apps
  • Elasticsearch, Solr, Meilisearch, or any custom search
Stars and circles




Small business Drupal sites and one-person operations.

  • Unclear resources
  • No extra developer allowed
  • Monolith Drupal instance
  • No search service (Solr)

The Platform.sh Professional Medium tier can serve 500,000 pageviews per month, uncached, at a price of $135/month. If your app is cacheable, you can serve far more, and we won’t charge you extra.

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With Platform.sh, you also get

More autonomy and control

Our PaaS implementation gives you everything you need to manage your Drupal projects, without waiting for your ticket to get answered.

With infrastructure as code, you can add and configure applications and services (databases, caches, etc.) with a few lines in our YAML configuration, in seconds.

Upgrade PHP to the latest stable version as soon as they release, and update your dependencies whenever you want, or do it automatically via Automated Code updates.

Highly scalable & available

Platform.sh can provide 99.99% high-availability guarantees for mission-critical sites, as well as an SLA of less than an hour for urgent tickets.

Platform.sh runs thousands of ecommerce sites and has extensive experience managing mission-critical applications. We’ve designed triple-redundant architecture to ensure even transactional sites are fault-tolerant.

Platform.sh can also scale up any site as needed, without downtime, when there’s a surge of traffic.

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We take security and compliance seriously. For some countries and companies, that means hosting locally, too. Not only are we SOC 2 certified, we’re compliant with the CASL in Canada and with Germany’s BDSG and strict data locality and access rules.

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Choice is good — that's why Platform.sh is multicloud

Acquia works with only a single IaaS partner.

But not Platform.sh. We make it easy to use the IaaS provider that works best for your business, whether your choice is based on data locality for compliance, getting your application as close to your end users as possible, or simply preference.

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You choose where you want to run your applications

🇺🇸 United States
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇨🇦 Canada
🇦🇺 Australia
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany

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