Aegir Hosting System

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Developer(s)Aegir Cooperative[1][2]
Stable release
7.x-3.15.1[3][4] / May 2, 2018; 8 months ago (2018-05-02)
Written inPHP, JavaScript
Operating systemLinux, BSD, macOS
PlatformLAMP (Apache) or LEMP (Nginx)[5][6][7]
Available inEnglish
TypeWeb hosting control panel
LicenseGNU 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[8] and managing[9] Drupal, Wordpress and CiviCRM Web sites.[10][11][12] Aegir is built on a standard LAMP (Apache) or LEMP (Nginx) software stack,[5][13] and Drush, a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.[14] It extends Drush with various provisioning functions, and provides a Drupal-based front-end control-panel.

In addition to the GUI, 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.[15]


Aegir has started migrating away from Drush because of its plans to drop support for global installations.[16] There is now a 4.x branch based on Symfony[17], which is also included in Drupal core.[18] This is intended to be a medium-term solution until Aegir 5 (codenamed AegirNG), a complete rewrite for hosting any application, is ready.[19]


  1. ^ Ægir Coop
  2. ^ Aegir Project: Committers for Provision
  3. ^ "3.15.1 - Aegir Hosting System".
  4. ^ "Hostmaster (Aegir)".
  5. ^ a b "The Aegir Hosting System Open Source Project on Open Hub". Open Hub. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
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  7. ^ LAMP (software bundle)#Variants
  8. ^ "Drupal Voices 111: Miguel Jacq on the Aegir module". June 1, 2010. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Aegir hosting system". Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Hosting Wordpress". 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  11. ^ "Contributed projects - Aegir Hosting System". Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  12. ^ "Aegir Hosting CiviCRM". October 13, 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Install - Aegir Hosting System". 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  14. ^ "Drupal Voices 112: Antoine Beaupre on Drush". June 2, 2010. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  15. ^ "Drupal Voices 62: Adrian Rossouw on Aegir, Drush and the future of Drupal Distributions". October 15, 2009. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  16. ^ "Attempt Drupal 8.4.x support in Drush 8.x via the global Drush". May 31, 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  17. ^ "[META] Move provision off of Drush". September 28, 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Drupal (Projects using Symfony)". November 10, 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  19. ^ "GitLab: Aegir / Aegir". November 10, 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

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