Installing a web server on your computer
The first step to configure a local development environment is to install a local web server on your computer. This will transform your computer into a system capable of displaying web pages and performing all tasks related to rendering a WordPress website locally.
Having a local web server has many benefits:
- Provides a quick response to the frequent page refreshes that are made as plugin code is written, tested, and refined, since all information is processed locally
- Removes the need to constantly upload new plugin file versions to a remote web server to validate code changes
- Allows development to take place when no Internet connection is available (for example, when traveling on an airplane)
- Offers a worry-free ...