Aegir Dispatch (blog)

These are the people in your Drupalverse...

1 minute read Published: Author: Herman van Rink (helmo)

In honor of DrupalEurope and all the earlier DrupalCon's we've thrown together a quick Drupal 8 site that tracks all the songs covered in the DrupalCon prenote! sessions. Thanks to all those who came to the stage to wake us up before the Driesnotes. Come and sing along at

Back Your Stack

2 minute read Published: Author: Herman van Rink (helmo)

The Open Collective project has started a nice initiative called BackYourStack. Their original angle is to look at code from a dependency manager and derive on which libraries you're building. Their first code is for npm, hopelyfully more is soon to come. But I'd like to extend that to the Aegir community to better understand what we are using. See Like Aegir they try to work out in the open … anyone can help on https://github.

DrupalCamp Montreal 2018: Hosting Drupal Sites? You need Aegir!

2 minute read Published: Author: Colan Schwartz (colan)

On Friday, June 15th, Christopher Gervais and I presented at DrupalCamp Montreal 2018. That's the annual gathering of the Drupal community in Montreal, Canada. Session information: Do you need a self-hosted solution for hosting and managing Drupal sites? Would you like be able able to upgrade all of your sites at once with a single button click? Are you tired of dealing with all of the proprietary Drupal hosting providers that won't let you customize your set-up?

Helmo's year of Aegir 2017

2 minute read Published: Author: Herman van Rink (helmo)

What have I done? It turns out a lot of Aegir. Anarcat inspired be to write about the time I've spent. And now that the Aegir project has a proper blog … why not. 190+ hours of community Aegir time (23 full 8 hour days) as per my hamster. According to “Credited on 61 issues fixed in the past 1 year” Within Aegir I worked all over the place:

Ægir Rules

2 minute read Published: Author: Herman van Rink (helmo)

Aegir faithfully runs a lot of tasks for us, but sometimes one can fail for various reasons. That could be as simple as a filled up disk or a remote Git server that's unavailable. When you're logged in, you can quickly see what's going wrong. But with more and more automation, there are days when you're not watching the Aegir dashboard of your server. It could run a Git pull task because someone committed new code for the site you're hosting, or a Let's Encrypt certificate is being renewed.

Re-positioning Ægir

3 minute read Published: Author: Christopher Gervais (ergonlogic)

Last week, Colan and I attended SaasNorth, a conference for Software-as-a-Service founders and investors, with a strong focus on marketing, finance and growth. To be honest, we were a little skeptical at the near total absence of technical content. However, we were pleasantly surprised by some of the truly excellent speakers we heard. The one that had the most impact on us was April Dunford's OBVIOUSLY AWESOME – Using context to move your customers from “What?

Aegir: Your open-source hosting platform for Drupal sites

2 minute read Published: Author: Colan Schwartz (colan)

If you need an open-source solution for hosting and managing Drupal sites, there's only one option: the Aegir Hosting System. While it's possible to find a company that will host Drupal sites for you, Aegir helps you maintain control whether you want to use your own infrastructure or manage your own software-as-a-service (SaaS) product. Plus, you get all the benefits of open source. Aegir turns ten (10) today. The first commit occurred on December 7th, 2007.

Ægir Turns 10!

4 minute read Published: Author: Christopher Gervais (ergonlogic)

My tenure with the Ægir Project only dates back about 7 or 8 years. I can't speak first-hand about its inception and those early days. So, I'll leave that to some of the previous core team members, many of whom are publishing blog posts of their own. I'll try to maintain an up-to-date list of links to blog posts about Ægir's 10-year anniversary here: Aegir is ten! from Steven Jones at ComputerMinds.