1) A system capable of running Drupal: This
system is entirely Drupal based, and has the same base
requirements that Drupal does.
2) A unix based operating system: The majority
of functionality in this system occurs in the back-end,
through command line scripting. There are also several
features (such as symlinks), that are not available to users
on Windows. There are no plans currently to add
3) Your own server: The level of access required to
be able to conﬁgure this system is very far beyond what
is commonly available to users with shared hosting.
Rapidly deploy sites
Update Drupal core
Clone existing sites
Manage a lot of sites
Drupal site that allows you to create/delete nodes but
the nodes are sites or platforms. The Hosting module
makes this possible
Drush and the Drush extension Provision make the
Everything is a node
Uses Drupal’s multi-site functionality
Platforms: Drupal 6.15, OpenAtrium,
Sites: Mysite.com, yoursite.com
Actions performed on the frontend are
sent to the Task Queue and executed on
a cron run.
Installing a site is now just a couple of
clicks in your browser.
It is easy(ish) to get your existing sites
into the Aegir system.
Aegir will check to make sure everything
is correct when performing a task like
You can migrate a site from one platform
to another platform. For example Drupal
6.14 to Drupal 6.15
You can clone any site in Aegir. Sweet!