Have you heard of DesktopServer via ServerPress before? Apparently I’ve been under a rock or something because this weekend was the first time I’ve ever heard of it.
Drat, because there are a few instances where I could have really used this application. Alas, I was not aware of it at time!
What is DeskTopServer? Simple: It gives you the ability to create virtual servers locally for all of your WordPress projects. I’m a big fan of MAMP but the Pro version is the one that allows multiple instances.
They have some premium versions available for those that are getting more serious, like WordPress multisite, but the free version might just be enough for you.
Create them simply and then start your development in earnest. They then are easily accessed from your desktop web browser via a fictitious, pseudo top-level domain name: .dev (in example, http://www.example.dev).
Heck, you can even use your own domain mames you want because it supports pretty permalinks. Here’s your overview for those that are just encountering it for the first time like I did:
Is this something that you might give a go? Love to hear your first impressions as you install and run it from scratch!