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Installing Lightning on Acquia Cloud

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


Lightning requires 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.


Follow the instructions on Creating a new application on Acquia Cloud to create Drupal websites for your use. During the installation process, ensure you select Lightning from the list of available distributions.

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