Information for: DEVELOPERS   PARTNERS

Installing Lightning on Acquia Dev Desktop

If you want to test or develop your websites using a Mac or Windows-based server, you can install Dev Desktop, a functional local Drupal environment containing all the required components for Lightning.

For information about downloading and installing Acquia Dev Desktop, see Installing Acquia Dev Desktop.

Installing a new Lightning website

After you have installed Acquia Dev Desktop, see Getting started with Acquia Dev Desktop for information about how to add Drupal websites for your use. Ensure you select Lightning from the list of available distributions.

Select the Lightning distribution

After downloading the distribution, complete the installation.

Adding a local installation to Acquia Dev Desktop

If you have installed Lightning on your local server, you can install it on Acquia Dev Desktop by importing the local website.