XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.
- - XAMPP is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Pressmatic.
- - XAMPP is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Pressmatic.
BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.
- - BitNami Application Stacks is the most popular Web-based alternative to Pressmatic.
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.
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.
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).
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.
WordPress Portable FeaturesDiscontinued
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.5, can be still downloaded from the Box link on the official website
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.
Laravel Valet Features
Theme Juice is a powerful Mac app that creates local WordPress sites with just a click.
- - Theme Juice is the most popular commercial alternative to Pressmatic.