Local Development Environments for Web Design

How to install and configure a local dev environment using LAMP stacks.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (54 ratings)
8,120 students
Local Development Environments for Web Design
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (54 ratings)
8,121 students
Understand what a Local Development Environment is.
Install and configure MAMP, XAMPP or WAMP to run php & mySQL applications
Install Joomla! or WordPress CMS (Content Management Systems)

Requirements

  • Macintosh Computer running OX 10.7 or higher OR
  • Windows Computer running Windows Vista or higher
Description

If you have been building websites in HTML and are ready to move forward into using php/MySQL based applications, this course will teach you what a Local Development Environment is and how to install the top CMS software to start development of your website when you're ready.

We will go through the install and setup of MAMP (Mac), XAMPP (Mac) and WAMP (Windows). Once we have the local environment setup and configured, I will show you how to install both Joomla! and WordPress in each system.

Who this course is for:
  • Web designers looking to move beyond HTML
  • Web Developers who are just learning about Local Development
  • Anybody wanting to setup a local web server quickly and easily
Curriculum
4 sections • 31 lectures • 1h 37m total length
  • Introduction
  • Download and Install
  • Configuration
  • Start Page
  • phpInfo
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Finding and Editing the php.ini file.
  • Locate and edit your httpd.conf file
  • Joomla! Installation on MAMP
  • View and Export Joomla! Database in phpMyAdmin
  • WordPress Installation on MAMP
  • View and Export WordPress Database in phpMyAdmin
  • MAMP in a min.
  • Download, Install and Configure
  • Welcome and Overview
  • phpInfo
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Webalizer
  • Finding and Editing the php.ini file
  • Joomla! Installation on XAMPP
  • View and Export Joomla! Database in phpMyAdmin
  • Wordpress Installation on XAMPP
  • View and Export Wordpress database in phpMyAdmin
  • Download and Install
  • Services
  • WAMP Page and phpInfo
  • phpMyAdmin
  • SQLBuddy
  • Download and Install Joomla!
  • Backup, Modify and Delete the Joomla! Database
  • Download and install WordPress
  • Backup, Modify and Delete the Wordpress Database

Instructor
Web Technologist
Kray Mitchell
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 532 Reviews
  • 23,940 Students
  • 6 Courses

He's a devil's advocate, he's a strategic thinker, he's a technologist and he's an educator. Since 1997 Kray has been building websites and diving headfirst into the world of web and technology. From building websites to implementing technical solutions for companies of all sizes, he has designed for print, directed for TV, taught in the classroom and mentored the eager.

Kray loves to teach, speak and inspire. With an eclectic background in Information Technology, TV and Film, Graphic Design, he brings a wide range of experience and expertise to all his projects.