I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks that I've picked up when starting to use . If you don't know Dev Cloud, its a Drupal specific web hosting system. As I wrote in my previous article about it, its a cool system and its working out well for us so far. If you are interested to use it, I think I can save you some time trying to figure out all the details.
In this part, I'll go over getting your site installed and restricting access to the development environments.
I have to admit that I love to tinker with things. When I started playing with Linux first about 10 years ago, I realized that here was a "toy" that I'd be able to enjoy for a long, long time. I've often worked on server configuration and always had a lot of fun making servers work for big sites.
That said, I took Acquia's Dev Cloud for a spin and really like it. No hassles, it really has to be the simplest high-traffic ready system I've ever used.