Setup offline then upload server

Posted October 20, 2014 1.9k views

Is it possible to setup a wordpress configuration offline on a Mac or PC, and once everything is ready create the droplet and start paying for the service etc.?

I wish to start testing the wordpress site development and features offline first and then jump into a server instance.


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Yes, I would recommend spinning up a VM (VirtualBox, etc.) running the exact same operating system as your Droplet so that your development environment is as similar as possible to your production environment. If you do not have a “favorite” OS, I would recommend going with Ubuntu 14.04: How To Install Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04 | DigitalOcean.

by Justin Ellingwood
WordPress is the most popular content management system on the web. In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to install and configure it on an Ubuntu 14.04 server.