Aegir Hosting System

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Aegir Hosting System
Developer(s) Aegir Project[1]
Stable release 6.x-2.1 / April 24, 2014; 6 months ago (2014-04-24)
Written in PHP, JavaScript
Operating system Linux, BSD, Mac OS
Platform LAMP
Available in English
Type Web hosting control panel
License GNU General Public License

Aegir is a free and open source Unix based web hosting control panel program that provides a graphical interface designed to simplify deploying[2] and managing[3] Drupal web sites. Aegir is built on a standard LAMP stack, and Drush, a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.[4] It extends Drush with various provisioning functions, and provides a Drupal-based front-end control-panel.

In addition to the GUI interface, Aegir can be accessed via the command line or an API, which enables the automation of many website-related system administration processes. Being based on Drupal and Drush, Aegir is highly extensible, and several contributed modules exist to extend its functionality.


Adrian Rossouw, a long-time contributor to the Drupal project, helped develop the original Hostmaster system for deploying websites. Since then, Hostmaster has evolved into the Aegir system and contributed significantly to the command-line toolkit, Drush.[5]


  1. ^ Aegir Project: Committers for Provision
  2. ^ "Drupal Voices 111: Miguel Jacq on the Aegir module". June 1, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Aegir hosting system". Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Drupal Voices 112: Antoine Beaupre on Drush". June 2, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Drupal Voices 62: Adrian Rossouw on Aegir, Drush and the future of Drupal Distributions". October 15, 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 

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