In light of the upcoming official release of Drupal 8 on November 19, 2015 we are happy to announce that the latest version of our company-brewed platform fully supports Drupal 8. At the same time we started to officially support Backdrop, a Drupal fork and Drupal 8 alternative.
All customers subscribed to our services after October 30, 2015 are able to easily deploy Drupal 8 with one click per instructions on http://docs.drupion.com/control-panel/creating-domain. As for our existing customers we need to either upgrade their operating systems from RHEL/CentOS 6.x to 7.x or install additional software on RHEL/CentOS 7.x to meet Drupal 8's minimum requirements. So if you had subscribed before October 30, 2015 and would like to create Drupal 8 websites, please file a request in your profile account at https://my.drupion.com and we will gladly make necessary changes to your Drupion server.
And finally for those who never heard about Backdrop before, you can find the detailed information on the projects website at https://backdropcms.org or its documentation portal at https://api.backdropcms.org. In short, Backdrop CMS is for those who are well familiar with Drupal 7 code and would like to transfer that knowledge to a newer system that will be supported in the future. Whereas Drupal 8's code base is significantly different from Drupal 7 in many fundamental concepts, Backdrop code is nearly identical in concepts, though there are several new additions to manage configuration.