How to setup a local server | How to make a localhost

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As I mentioned as a blogger / developer / start-up you need to establish your website first. Either you can develop the website directly on the internet or you can develop the website offline i.e. on a localhost also known as a local server and once you are done, you can then transfer the website on the internet. For that you need to learn how to setup a local server.

We always recommend you to develop the website on a localhost and then once you are fully satisfied, then you transfer the website on the internet. There are a lot of advantages of developing a website offline on a localhost.

How to setup a local server?

Here I am going to explain you step by step process of how to make your computer a localhost or in other words, how to make your computer a local server.

How to setup a local server
How to setup a local server

The first step is that you type in your browser “apache friends xampp” and you will find this screen. Click “Download” option

How to setup a local server
How to setup a local server

You will be navigated to this window:

How to setup a local server
How to setup a local server

Or you can simply click here to visit the page and move ahead on how to setup a local server.

Here you will find options to:

  • Make a Windows computer a local server
  • Make an Apple computer a local server
  • Make a Linux machine a local server

Based on the type of type of machine you are using click on the particular button and you will see the download happening on the left bottom of your screen.

How to setup a local server
How to setup a local server

Once you have downloaded the file, you need to set up the local server based on the platform that you are using.

As we mentioned there are several advantages of making a localhost and developing a website on the local server rather than developing the website online directly.

We have been talking about the local server, but will you not be interested to know what is a local server / What is a localhost?

Once you have a local server setup, you will then require to choose the right Content Management System (CMS) to be set up on that, so that you can make a website / blog.

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Hey! I am Nidhi, I am a teacher educator by qualification, with over 17 years of experience in the field of teaching, digital marketing, and operational excellence. I am the founder of the AskDigitalGuru, AskOpexGuru, and Amity Training and Consultancy. I create websites in WordPress and Joomla, teach learners how to create WordPress blog, conduct WordPress tutorial, choosing WordPress themes and WordPress Plugins, teach and guide people on Digital Marketing (Keyword Research, SEO, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing) and Operational Excellence. My educational background enables me to understand learner's psychology which helps me to make the modules more engaging, interactive and effective for the learners. Due to my passion for the digital space and operational excellence, I write articles and blogs to help and encourage bloggers, start-ups and operational excellence professionals globally.

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