Acquia Dev Desktop

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Acquia Dev Desktop allows you to install, test, and build Drupal sites locally on your Mac or Windows PC and optionally host them on either Acquia Cloud or the Acquia Cloud Free developer sandbox. Easily push or pull to synchronize your local site's code, database, or files with any Acquia Cloud environment.

Updated components in the latest version:

  • DevDesktop on Windows can push Drupal 9.0.3 site to Acquia Cloud.
    • Other 9.0.x distributions will be available soon.


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Released on January 6, 2021

If you have a Cloud Platform or Site Factory Subscription*, we recommend you try the only web-based Integrated Development Environment that is preconfigured and optimized for Drupal development. Read more

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* Acquia Cloud Professional is not eligible. Customers requiring FedRAMP compliance are not eligible.

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