Local Development

BackupBuddy makes it easy to develop WordPress sites locally and move them to the live site URL. For more information on moving WordPress sites with BackupBuddy, visit the Migration section.

SUPPORT DISCLAIMER: As running a local development environment is in fact running a server, you — the user — are expected to have an understanding of how a server is configured and operated and that iThemes cannot be expected to diagnose and fix server issues in the same way that we would not diagnose and fix commercial host server issues. These development environments have their own support offerings and they should be used.

The Windows ZIP.exe & UNZIP.exe files provided here are provided for your convenience and we can provide no support or advice in relation to the use of these and you use at your own choice You may prefer to source your own zip and unzip Windows executables from your preferred source. The definitive source for such files can be found here.


XAMPP for Windows

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

MAMP

  • To modify your php.ini file please see the MAMP documentation. Recommended changes can be seen under the Mamp Pro section below.

MAMP PRO

  • To modify your php.ini file, select File -> Edit Template -> PHP -> PHP (version) ini
    • See the below defaults and the recommended changes below.

MAMP php.ini defaults

max_execution_time = 30     ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
max_input_time = 60	; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data
memory_limit = 32M      ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (8MB)
magic_quotes_gpc = On

MAMP php.ini recommendations

max_execution_time = 60     ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
max_input_time = 60	; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data
memory_limit = 256M      ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (8MB)
magic_quotes_gpc = Off

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