Hosting a WordPress in Local Computer is very easy and simple. Just need to have PHP and MySQL running in a good configuration computer. PHP and MySQL scripts can be installed either individually or in packages that come with 3rd party software.
People who want to install PHP and MySQL separately:
- Download the latest version of PHP from https://windows.php.net/download/ and install
- Download the latest version MySQL Database from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/ and install.
Installing WordPress required scripts separately is old way and time consuming which doesn’t go with today’s fast developing environment. To make your local hosting WordPress tasks more easier, some great software companies came forward and offering to install PHP and MySQL with additional features within a few clicks.
Let’s go and have a look which software is offering the best and suitable for you to localhost WordPress easily:
LocalHost WordPress Software LAMP
For Linux, installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP is more like running specific commands to install what’s known as “LAMP”, with the “P” referring to Perl, PHP, or Python, depending on which components are installed.
Download LAMPP from https://bitnami.com/stack/lamp/installer
LocalHost WordPress Software MAMP
Mac OS X + Apache + MySQL + PHP. Truly easy to use, MAMP also comes in “PRO” flavor, a professional-grade version that does awesome stuff like multiple servers, external access, easier configuration and more.
Download MAMP from https://www.mamp.info/
LocalHost WordPress Software XAMPP
Actually four separate distributions, there’s a XAMPP for Linux, Mac, Solaris, and Windows. The “X” in “XAMPP” refers to “cross-platform”, and the extra “P” is for Perl, which makes this particular _AMP even more capable. Portable/USB versions also available.
Download XAMPP from https://www.apachefriends.org/
LocalHost WordPress Software WAMP
Renamed WampServer, WAMP is exactly what you would expect: Apache, MySQL, and PHP for Windows. If you’re a Windows user, you’ll find WAMP a solid, flexible program that’s pretty easy to use. Also available in portable/USB flavors.
Download WAMP from https://www.uwamp.com/en/
LocalHost WordPress Software Microsoft WebMatrix
Microsoft WebMatrix is a great software to host WordPress Locally. It supports almost all open source CMS Software including WordPress. Do not know why Microsoft discontinue its future supports but still accessible, downloadable and installable.
Download Microsoft WebMatrix MSI version from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=286266