Aegir Hosting System

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Aegir Hosting System
Developer(s) Aegir Project[1]
Stable release 6.x-2.4[2] / May 20, 2015; 48 days ago (2015-05-20)
Preview release 3.0-beta2[3] / May 20, 2015; 48 days ago (2015-05-20)
Written in PHP, JavaScript
Operating system Linux, BSD, Mac OS
Platform LAMP (Apache) or LEMP (Nginx)[4][5]
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[6] and managing[7] Drupal web sites. Aegir is built on a standard LAMP (Apache) or LEMP (Nginx),[8][9] and Drush, a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.[10] 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.[11]


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