If you already have a local or hosted environment available for your use that meets Drupal 8's system requirements, including working versions of Apache, MySQL, and PHP, you're ready to install Lightning.
Platform installation instructions
For a list of installation instructions customized for your platform, select the environment that used to host your Lightning server:
Acquia's open cloud platform for Drupal
Create Drupal websites on your local computer
Install the Lightning distribution on your local server
Acquia BLT provides an automated layer for building, testing, and launching Drupal websites that are based on Lightning.