Installing a Local Server

This section of the handbook contains tutorials that will walk you through the process of installing one of the four local server programs listed below.

Some local server programs have AMP in their name, which stands for Apache, MySQL (or MariaDB), and PHP. These are the same programs that are installed on your webhost’s server which allow you to run your WordPress site.

A local server provides the same environment as your web host’s server, allows you to install/run WordPress trunk on your computer, and is an essential tool in contributing to the development of WordPress core.

This WordPress manual installation guide will be helpful for any Web host which doesn’t … script, it hardly takes more than 2-3 minutes to get started with a WordPress blog. …. Is your domain name server updated to point to your webserver?