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Local by Flywheel Alternatives

Local by Flywheel is described as 'Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Local by Flywheel for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, MySQL Community Edition and Laravel. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Local by Flywheel are Laragon, Lando, InstantWP and WordPress Portable.

Local by Flywheel 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 Local by Flywheel.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites.

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    XAMPP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

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

    ⚫︎ PortableXAMPP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedXAMPP supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Laragon

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLaragon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Lando

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • PHP
    • Wordpress

    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

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWordPress Portable can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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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    Laravel Valet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Laravel

    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.

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    Theme Juice

    • Mac

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

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    Pressmatic

    • Mac

    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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