Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting DesktopServer, part of Installing and Running WordPress: DesktopServer.
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DesktopServer is available in a premium for pay version and also in a limited free version for both Windows computers and Macs, directly from the ServerPress website. You can find DesktopServer by going to serverpress.com/products/desktopserver. And here on the front page, when you scroll down, you get a full comparison of the different options. Here you have the premium options and the limited options, and you also have a comparison between DesktopServer and the other popular WordPress installers for Mac and Windows.
Here you have Bitnami, Instant WP, MAMP Pro, MAMP, XAMPP and WAMP, and what you want to note here, is what you get even in the limited version of DesktopServer. Most importantly, custom domain mapping and WordPress automated installation through blue prints. These features make it easier to set up multiple different development environments on your computer. And will make it easier both to manage and to maintain different development environments on your computer.
And also makes it easier to understand how it all fits together. And you'll see how all of this works later on in the course. For now, we want to get DesktopServer. So I'm going to scroll back up to the top here and click the download now button. This takes me to the download page. And here I can choose to either download the premium version for Mac or Windows, or I can choose the limited version for Mac or Windows. In this course, I'm going to cover the limited version, but you're free to buy the premium version if you want the extended features.
- Installing DesktopServer
- Running DesktopServer as an administrator
- Accessing WordPress from your desktop
- Creating additional development sites
- Starting and stopping DesktopServer
- Creating and installing blueprints