Local Development Environments for Web Design

How to install and configure a local dev environment using LAMP stacks.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (69 ratings)
10,870 students
1hr 38min of on-demand video
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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)


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


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


Web Technologist
Kray Mitchell
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 709 Reviews
  • 32,874 Students
  • 5 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.

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