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Laravel Valet Alternatives

Laravel Valet is described as 'Valet is a Laravel development environment for Mac minimalists. No Vagrant, no hosts file. You can even share your sites publicly using local tunnels. Yeah, we like it too' and is a IDE in the development category. There are eight alternatives to Laravel Valet for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, MySQL Community Edition and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Laravel Valet are Local by Flywheel, Laragon, Lando and InstantWP.

Laravel Valet alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Laravel Valet.
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  • IDE
  • Mac
  • Laravel

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  1. XAMPP icon

    XAMPP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    50 alternatives to XAMPP 

    XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

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    1.  PortableXAMPP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Node BasedXAMPP supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Xampp interface
  2. Local by Flywheel icon

    Local by Flywheel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Local by Flywheel 

    Provides a simple, local development environment with a friendly GUI. Uses Docker under the hood, similar to Vagrant but less tech experience needed.

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    Laragon

    55 alternatives to Laragon 

    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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    1.  PortableLaragon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    First setting page
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    Lando

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to Lando 

    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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    InstantWP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    5 alternatives to InstantWP 

    InstantWP is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It will turn almost any Windows or macOS machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB key.

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    Discontinued

    No release since 2018. The developer doesn't seem to answer bug reports and issues on GitHub anymore, and the used port (10080) is now blocked by default on modern browsers (see https://github.com/webtoolsgroup/InstantWP/issues/103).

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    WordPress Portable

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    5 alternatives to WordPress Portable 

    WordPress Portable is a free program for Windows that automatically ships with everything needed to run WordPress locally. All you need to do is to extract the package contents on your system after download and start the WordPress Portable executable afterwards.

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    1.  PortableWordPress Portable can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.5, can be still downloaded from the Box link on the official website

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      Theme Juice

      • Mac
      10 alternatives to Theme Juice 

      Theme Juice is a powerful Mac app that creates local WordPress sites with just a click.

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      Pressmatic

      • Mac
      10 alternatives to Pressmatic 

      Pressmatic is a robust local WordPress manager for Mac. All sites are isolated in individual Docker containers.

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      Discontinued

      Pressmatic is now Local by Flywheel icon Local by Flywheel , it was acquired.

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