Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of course alternatives, part of Installing and Running WordPress: DesktopServer.
This course is part of an ongoing series of courses that look at how to install and run WordPress as a self-hosted application in different types of environments. In this specific course, we'll look at how to install WordPress locally on your Windows computer or Mac using an application called DesktopServer. DesktopServer is a custom WordPress hosting application built on top of a common local hosting application called XAMPP. And it provides some extra tools and features for WordPress developers that we'll look at towards the end of the course.
DesktopServer is not the only tool you can use to install and run WordPress. If you're looking to install and run WordPress on your local computer or in a local server environment for development or training purposes. We have a list of courses covering different options for you in the installing and running WordPress series. For both Windows computers, and Macs, we have this course which covers DesktopServer; and we also have a course covering another application called BitNami that works much the same way. Specifically for Mac users, we have a course covering the very popular MAMP application.
And for Windows we have one course covering WAMP, and another course covering WebMatrix. If you're looking to install WordPress on a share host for live publication on the web, we have a course for that to, called installing and running WordPress shared hosting. Which of these courses is right for you depends on how you intend to use WordPress and what type of system you are on. If you're looking to install and run WordPress locally on a Windows computer or Mac with desktop server, you can continue watching this course.
If you're looking for other options, check out any one of the other local install courses for BitNami, MAMP, WAMP, or WebMatrix. If you want to publish a WordPress site live to the web, check out installing and running WordPress Shared Hosting. All of these courses result in the same thing: a fully functional WordPress site for you to work with. The only decision you have to make, is what option works best for you.
- Installing DesktopServer
- Running DesktopServer as an administrator
- Accessing WordPress from your desktop
- Creating additional development sites
- Starting and stopping DesktopServer
- Creating and installing blueprints