Importing directly from Dev Desktop
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's a great tool to run and develop Drupal websites locally on your computer. Since it's closely integrated with Acquia Cloud, using Acquia Dev Desktop can be the easiest way to import your website into Acquia Cloud. Learn more about Acquia Dev Desktop, or download it here.
To import your existing website to Acquia Cloud directly from your installation of Acquia Dev Desktop, complete the following steps:
Prepare your website before you export it from Acquia Dev Desktop.
Enable SSH access to Acquia Cloud.
Directly export your Drupal website into Acquia Cloud using the Acquia Dev Desktop user interface.