Whether you’re a WordPress developer, designer, or website owner, chances are you have accumulated your own stash of tools, plugins, and processes that make your life easier. DesktopServer is a single integrated tool that is proven to save you time testing, developing, managing, and creating fully functional website servers on your own computer. DesktopServer allows you to quickly and easily generate optimized WordPress projects that run locally.

Prior to DesktopServer you would have had to install a LAMP stack, edit multiple configuration files, create databases, create security credentials, and repeat the process for each new project or site you wanted to run; a painful time consuming and unfriendly process for non-developers and seasoned programmers alike. DesktopServer diminishes mundane tasks and is preferred even by advanced developers who like to tinker with WordPress Multisite based projects, domain aliases, and host files.

Advanced WordPress designers love DesktopServer because it enables fast automated development. DesktopServer can create a new site in only a few seconds with just a couple of mouse clicks. DesktopServer installs all the necessary WordPress files, secures authentication keys and salts, and creates the database for you. By making it simple enough for the casual user or novice, but robust enough for the most experienced developer means that DesktopServer will have the capabilities to fulfill your needs as your experience grows. Creating a new WordPress site in seconds is just where the awesome begins. Give it a spin and find out for yourself!

Seriously, if you’re working with local WordPress development you need DesktopServer – Check the video: https://youtu.be/Po0MkaL8Fgc 

Frank Pizzacalla
Frank Pizzacalla Pixel Ligh Media

DesktopServer and Dreamweaver, possibly the best productivity combinations for developing responsive WordPress themes.

DevPress

DesktopServer is sooooo fluffy!! Just paid for the premium version, worth every penny.

Deadcatdreaming
deadcatdreaming

Wow, just set up in 2 minutes a dev WordPress site using DesktopServer; automated the xampp install and everything.

Richard Archambault
Richard Archambault Montreal-based Happiness Engineer at @Automattic
FEATURES DESKTOPSERVER PREMIUM DESKTOPSERVER LIMITED
Includes Apache Server
Includes MySQL Server
Includes PHP 5.5
Includes Xdebug
Cross-platform (Macintosh & Windows)
Includes WordPress
Supports Domain Name Mapping
Virtual Hosts Automated Creation
WordPress Automated Installation
Copying of WordPress Websites
Support for WordPress Multisite
Import BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWP Up, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP
Export & Archive WordPress Websites
Direct Deploy WordPress to Live Server
Blueprints for Automated WordPress Configurations
Enhanced Adobe Dreamweaver Plugin
Enhanced Coda2 Preview Plugin
Airplane Mode Plugin
ByPass Login Plugin
LAN Sharing for Mobile Device Testing
Trace Utility for PHP Debugging
Manage local websites Unlimited Three(3)
Assisted Deploy Live Service
FEATURES DESKTOPSERVER PREMIUM DESKTOPSERVER LIMITED
Common Pre-sale Questions

HOW DOES DESKTOPSERVER WORK?

DesktopServer is an application that quickly and easily automates the arduous process of creating a locally developed WordPress site so that you can design and develop your websites on a local system before sending it up to a live site.

When you are done creating your site, DesktopServer allows you to deploy to your live site with just a few mouse clicks. Going from local to live has never been easier. And DesktopServer is cross-platform so whether you’re on Mac or Windows, we’ve got you covered.

DOES DESKTOPSERVER WORK WITH WORDPRESS MULTISITE?

DesktopServer Premium has the ability to create multisite installations of WordPress as easily as clicking a checkbox.

HOW DO UPDATES & SUPPORT WORK?

As a Premium Subscriber you are entitled to unlimited updates throughout your subscription. When updates become available (on average, once a month), we will notify you via email, along with download links.

A Premium Subscription entitles you to Priority Support via both email and our Premium Support Forums. Additionally, you will be entitled to our Assisted Deploy service should you find that you are having issues with deploying your local site on your own.

CAN I INSTALL DESKTOPSERVER PREMIUM ON MORE THEN ONE COMPUTER?

Yes! DesktopServer Premium’s license is very liberal. Your purchase is support and user based. You may install DesktopServer Premium on 10 computers if you want but support is limited to only one user on one computer that must belong to the user and single license holder.

CAN I PUT DESKTOPSERVER ON A PORTABLE DRIVE AND TAKE MY SITES WITH ME?

DesktopServer features an Import and Export feature so that you can trade and copy entire WordPress sites including themes, plugins, and their configurations with other DesktopServer users.

You cannot run DesktopServer itself or the website folders directly from a portable drive as the files are platform (Windows/Macintosh) specific and needs to bind to the host computer to simulate fictitious top-level domain names. Use the Import and Export feature to move your sites to other computers.

DOES DESKTOPSERVER STOP WORKING IF MY LICENSE EXPIRES?

No. DesktopServer will continue to work regardless of its license status. However, you will no longer be entitled to our Premium Support services.

ARE REFUNDS OFFERED?

While we hate to see you go, we do offer a full, no questions asked 30-day refund policy. We love it when our customers work with us in order to help us improve our product, however, we do not require it nor do we require an explanation as to why the refund was requested.

CAN I USE DESKTOPSERVER FOR NON-WORDPRESS SITES?

Yes! Although the Import and Export features are specifically designed for WordPress sites. If you would like to use DesktopServer for other projects you can automate that as well. Please see this forum post for more information.

ARE LICENSES GOOD FOREVER?

Your license is good for one year. When its expiration time is nearing, you will receive an email informing you that its time is approaching. We do not auto-renew your license.

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