Acquia Dev Desktop

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Acquia Dev Desktop is the fastest way to set up and run Drupal for local development on your Mac or Windows PC. It's an xAMP stack (or DAMP stack) installer, providing a full Drupal-specific stack that includes Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Also, due to its integration with Acquia Cloud, Acquia Dev Desktop is the easiest method to publish, develop, and synchronize your local Drupal websites onto the web.


Acquia Dev Desktop includes the following components with its most currently released version:

Component Description Version
Apache HTTP Server The world's most popular web server 2.4.17
MySQL Database Server Percona Server, an enhanced version of MySQL, the world's most popular database server, with better performance, scalability, tunability, and instrumentation 5.6
PHP The language that powers Drupal 5.3.29, 5.4.45, 5.5.33, 5.6.32, 7.0.4, 7.1.11
Drush A command-line shell and scripting interface for Drupal 8.1.15
phpMyAdmin A popular in-browser database management tool 4.4.14
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XMail Server (Windows only) Allows your locally installed website to send email directly, which is important for password reset, testing, and other functionality (macOS includes this built-in functionality)  

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