Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of options: BitNami, WAMP, MAMP, and WebMatrix, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
This course is one of a series of four courses that map out four different tools you can…use to install WordPress on your local computer.…Depending on your platform, your level of expertise, and what you want to achieve,…either one of these four tools may be the correct one for you.…So before we get started, let me break down the different options so you can pick the…right tool and the right course for your needs right off the top.…If you're a Mac user, I recommend using MAMP.…
MAMP is an application that installs a web server on your Mac and then you can link that…web server to WordPress so that you can run WordPress as you would on a web server on the web.…MAMP requires a bit of configuration to work, and it can be a bit tricky, but once it's…up and running, it's very easy to work with. The second option for Mac users is BitNami.…BitNami is a one-click installation that installs both a MAMP server and WordPress and links it altogether.…
So you just install BitNami and then you have WordPress running on your Mac.…
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plug-in testing, and website development. This course is designed for Windows users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a PC with WAMP, the open-source server/database/scripting language combo that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers the configuration options and usage scenarios to get you started working in WordPress quickly.
- What is WAMP?
- Downloading WAMP and WordPress
- Installing WAMP
- Setting up WordPress as a Windows library
- Troubleshooting your setup