Acquia Dev Desktop is a free xAMP stack installer or DAMP stack installer, providing a full Drupal-specific stack that includes Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is a great tool to run and develop Drupal applications locally on your computer. Since it is closely integrated with Acquia Cloud, using Acquia Dev Desktop can be the easiest way to import your application into Acquia Cloud. Learn more about Acquia Dev Desktop, or download it here.
To import your existing application to Acquia Cloud directly from your installation of Acquia Dev Desktop, complete the following steps:
- Enable SSH access to Acquia Cloud.
- Directly export your Drupal application into Acquia Cloud using the Host this site on Acquia Cloud control in the Acquia Dev Desktop user interface.