Acquia Dev Desktop Drupal 9

I did a brand new install of Drupal 7.61 using Acquia Dev Desktop 2. I selected a 'Standard' installation profile after launching the site in a browser. I tried to update Drupal Core through the Drush. The Drupal community also offers support for using Composer to install Drupal packages on Adding a module using Drush ¶ In some cases, you can also install and enable modules using a Drush command, though Composer is the preferred method for Drupal 8 and later versions.

  1. Acquia Drupal Desktop
  2. Acquia Drupal Download
IndustryComputer software
FounderDries Buytaert
Jay Batson
Key people
Michael Sullivan (CEO)
Dries Buytaert(CTO)
Steve Reny (COO)
Heather Hartford (CPO)
Chris Doggett (CRO)
Lynne Capozzi (CMO)
Chris Andersen (CFO)
RevenueOver $200 million (FY 2018)

Acquia is a software-as-a-service company co-founded by Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson to provide enterprise products, services, and technical support for the open-sourceweb content management platform Drupal.


The company is venture capital backed, having received $173.5 million in eight rounds. The most recent Series G round of funding raised $55 million in September 2015, led by Centerview Capital.[3] Other investors include Amazon,[4]New Enterprise Associates, Investor Grown Capital, and North Bridge Venture Partners.[5] In February 2015 Acquia announced it had surpassed $100 million in revenue for 2014, up 46 percent from 2013.[6]

In 2013, Acquia was named the Fastest Growing Private Technology Company in North America by Deloitte[7] and remained in the Deloitte's Fastest 500 the next year.[8] On August 21, 2012, Acquia was named #8 on the Inc. 500 list for 2012, the #1 software company and #8 company in Boston.[9] On August 22, 2013, Inc. (magazine) 500 fastest growing private companies list, Acquia was ranked #8 in Software and overall #109 in the list.[10][11]

Acquia has received industry recognition, including being identified as a Leader by the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management[12] and a Strong Performer in the 2015 Forrester Wave for Web Content Management Systems.[13]

In 2019, Vista Equity Partners bought a controlling stake in Acquia, valuing the company at $1 billion.[14]

In February 2020, Acquia was positioned in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner, Inc. in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.[15]

Products and services[edit]


  • Acquia Cloud
  • Acquia Cloud Site Factory
  • Acquia Drupal Cloud[17]
  • Acquia Search
  • Acquia Edge
  • Acquia Lift
  • Acquia AgilOne
  • Acquia Content Hub
  • Acquia DAM
  • Acquia Commerce
  • Acquia Lightning
  • Acquia Dev Desktop
  • Acquia Cohesion
  • Mautic
  • Maestro


  1. ^'Acquia raises $7M for Drupal platform'. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2011-04-26.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^'Contact Us'. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^'Online Content Manager Acquia Raises $55 Million For Online Customer Relationships'. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-09-01.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^Duryee, Tricia. 'Amazon makes an undisclosed investment in cloud services company Acquia'. Geek Wire. Retrieved 18 August 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^'Crunchbase entry for Acquia'.
  6. ^'IPO-bound Acquia reaches $100M annual revenue'.
  7. ^'Technology Fast 500™ 2013 Ranking'. 2012. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^Harris, David. '28 Mass. firms make Deloitte 500 fastest-growing companies list'.
  9. ^'America's 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies'. 2011-04-21. Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  10. ^'Companies on the Inc.5000 include Sparc and Telogis'. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^'The 2013 Inc. 5000 List - BlueSquare Resolutions through iSirona'. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^'Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM'.
  13. ^'Forrester Wave for Web Content Management Systems'.
  14. ^'Vista Equity Partners buys Acquia for $1B'. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  15. ^'Acquia Named a Leader in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms'. MarTechSeries. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  16. ^'CMS Platform for Content, Community, Commerce Acquia'. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  17. ^'New Acquia platform looks to bring together developers, marketers and data'. techcrunch. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
Retrieved from ''

Thank you for signing up for an Evolving Web training!

In order to follow along with the exercises in your Drupal training, you'll need access to a fresh install of Drupal on your laptop.

If you already have a Drupal development environment set up, then just make sure you create a fresh install before the course. For the Theming and Module Development courses, you'll need access to the code base, so you should have a local install.

Acquia Drupal Desktop

What Do You Want To Install?

1. Drupal 8 (MacOS or Windows)
2. Drupal 9 (MacOS only)
3. Drupal 9 (Windows only)

Installing Drupal 8 (Mac or Windows, using Acquia Dev Desktop):

  1. Go to
  2. Under 'Acquia Dev Desktop', choose the adapted operating system: 'Mac Download' or 'Windows Download'.
  3. Run Acquia Dev Desktop installer and click through the installation steps.
  4. After the installation is complete, the Acquia Dev Desktop application should launch.
  5. Click 'Start from scratch, I don't have an existing Drupal site'. You created a new website for the training.

  6. Select which version of Drupal you want, and click ‘Install’.

  7. Choose your local site's name and select the most recent version of PHP 7. Click 'Finish'.
  8. In the Acquia Dev Desktop screen, click on the link to your Drupal site next to 'Local site'.

  9. You are redirected to the configuration page of your new website.
    Choose the language that suits you and pick the 'Standard' profile. Your website is settling down.

  10. Configure your website with the required information. Don't forget to keep track of the username and password you select, so you can reuse them for the training.

  11. You're done. You created a brand new Drupal website!

Drupal 9 Installation (MacOS):

If you have a MacOS, the previous steps should also cover Drupal 9 installation.

Drupal 9 Installation (Windows):

Acquia Drupal Download

For Windows, it can be more complicated at the moment, so we created a separate guide: Installing Drupal 9 on Windows.

If you encounter any difficulties with the installation, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].