Backend and Infrastructure

Install a Drupal Distro

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You can install one of several Drupal distributions from within the Cloud Network dashboard. Installing Drupal in this manner will remove a previously installed distribution. Assuming you want to create a new installation of Drupal, complete the following steps:

  1. On your Acquia Cloud dashboard, navigate to "Workflow".
  2. On the Dev server tab, mouse over the gear icon, and select "Install Drupal".
  3. From the list of supported distributions, select the one most appropriate for your needs. This tutorial uses Acquia Drupal 7.
  4. Enable the checkbox which reminds you your installation will overwrite everything in your Dev environment.

Once your site has been created, you may visit it by clicking on the link "visit" in the Dev environment tab. From here you will be able to complete the installation and log into your new site.

This is Step-2 of the Free Tier on-boarding process for Acquia Cloud.