If you’re a WordPress developer, you know that there are lots of helpful tools out there to choose from. In this article, we are going to take a look at ServerPress.com’s DesktopServer—a tool designed to help develop sites in a local environment, quicker and easier than ever.
Launched in 2011 by ServerPress.com’s founder Stephen Carnam, DesktopServer has become a popular product amongst web developers looking for different ways to set up local development environments to reduce time on the initial setup of each WordPress site they’re working on. Because, after all, isn’t that the goal of every developer to save time wherever possible without compromising the quality of their work?
The team expanded in June 2013 with the addition of Marc Benzakein and Gregg Franklin, who prior to partnering with Stephen were huge DesktopServer evangelists, while working in the web development field.
It’s safe to say that the majority of web developers who develop on their own local machines use some form of MAMP/WAMP/XAMPP to create the server environment required to develop WordPress sites (in particular, an Apache server and MySQL database).