4 Free Local WordPress Development Environments

by April 19, 2016 0 comments

Whether you’re a WordPress developer, designer, or website owner you can develop and test your WordPress website on a local system before sending it up to a live site by using local WordPress development environments.  Here we identified some tools that will help you in  developing, managing, and creating fully functional website servers on your own computer. They allow you to quickly and easily generate optimized WordPress projects that run locally with your wasting your time.



mamp wordpress


MAMP helps you to install and run Apache, PHP and MySQL without starting a script or having to change any configuration files. It will create a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system. 



xampp wordpress


XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package, easy to install and available for Windows, Linux, and MacOs



desktopserver wordpress


DesktopServer is an application that automates the process of creating a locally developed WordPress site so that you can design and develop your websites on a local system before sending it up to a live site. DesktopServer allows you to deploy to your live site with just a few mouse clicks.  DesktopServer is cross-platform so whether you’re on Mac or Windows, we’ve got you covered.


Instant WP

InstantWP wordpress


Instant WP is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It turns any Windows machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB key.

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