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Installing Lightning on Acquia Cloud

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Hosting your Lightning website on Acquia Cloud allows you to easily manage your website’s workflow across multiple environments using a scalable hosting platform that’s tuned for Drupal.


Lightning requires that you use Composer to properly manage the website’s codebase. For information about installing Composer and using it with your Acquia Cloud websites, see Using Composer with Drupal 8 sites.


Use the Creating a new application Acquia Cloud documentation page and follow its procedures to add Drupal websites for your use. During the installation procedure, be sure to select Lightning from the list of available distributions.

For information about features available during the installation process, see Managing the additional Lightning features.