Craft CMS Basics - Install Happy Lager
In this video we will install the Craft demo site, called Happy Lager, on our own local machine. All links used in this video will be provided in the description below. So save yourself some typing and click those instead.
To run a website on our local machine we first need a web server. There are many local web server options available. For this video we'll be using MAMP Pro as that's available for both Windows and Mac. It comes with a 14 day trial, so if you want you can always install something else later. The major benefit of MAMP Pro, is that it does everything for you straight from the graphical interface. From setting up the virtual host to changing your hosts file; you never have to leave the MAMP window. This allows you to focus on learning Craft, instead of wasting precious time configuring your web server.
If you're on a budget though, then you could also consider the regular, non-pro, MAMP. This does require changing your virtual host