ddev Alternatives

    ddev is described as 'open source tool that makes it simple to get local PHP development environments up and running in minutes. It's powerful and flexible as a result of its per-project environment configurations, which can be extended, version controlled, and shared' and is an app in the Development category. There are six alternatives to ddev for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and VirtualBox. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ddev are Vagrant (Free, Open Source), WampServer (Free, Open Source), MAMP (Freemium) and Laragon (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    1. XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use. XAMPP is free even for commercial uses
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
      Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.


    2. WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin and SQLite Manager to easily manage your databases.
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    3. MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.
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    4. A lightweight, fast and convenient modern LAMP Server with Redis and Memcached, extremely high performance. Laragon'll turn your computer into a powerful server in a minute so you can host Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and Prestashop quickly and effortlessly.
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    5. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
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