To deploy a new application to a different environment, import the .ZIP file that contains the packaged application to the new environment.
- In the header of Dev Studio, click Configure > Application > Distribution > Import.
- Use the Import wizard to import the target .ZIP file. For more information, see Importing rules and data from an archive by using a wizard.
For information about how to swap the database connection pointers to your production database after an import to a production environment, see the Pega Platform Upgrade Guide at Deployment Guides.