The drupal.org/hosting is made up of three pages: Shared Hosting, Enterprise & Managed, and PaaS (Platform as a Service), which are paid listings. All funds help the Drupal Association pay for Community Grants, DrupalCon Scholarships, and Drupal.org hosting fees.
Hosts who contribute to the community can apply for a free listing in the Services section of the Drupal.org Marketplace.
The Shared Hosting section offers six advertising spots. Each host pays the Drupal Association an affiliate commission and commits to a minimum monthly guarantee.
As of April 15, 2013, a host must pass our security test before signing or renewing their contract with the Drupal Association. The criteria includes:
- They have a "1 click installer" of Drupal that is the most recent version
- Our security review volunteer verifies they pass all security review module tests with two exceptions: The warning about errors being displayed to users and the warning about file permissions/ownerships.
Enterprise and Platform as a Service
These two sections are being updated. They include paid hosts who are Organization Members. The section: "Other Great Hosts" will be moved to the Drupal.org Marketplace and the security test criteria is being determined. Other Great Hosts is a section of hosts who contribute to the community. Pricing for ads on each page are listed below:
- $500/month (Enterprise/Managed Host)
- $500/month (Platform as a Service)
To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All ads are placed on a #f6f6f2 background. Transparent PNGs are recommended instead of a white background. A note about our advertising policy will be placed below or nearby.
Ad location: drupal.org/hosting, drupal.org/hosting/paas, drupal.org/hosting/enterprise
Image: max 120 × 120 px, PNG or JPG; provide alt text and URL link.
Headline: Max 50 characters
Text: Max 150 characters: <strong>, <em>, <a>, and 2 <br> tags are allowed, and not counted against the max characters.
URL: Provide a URL that is linked to the graphic and header. Can also link to key words in text upon request.