About

  • InstantWP is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment.
  • InstantWP has been under development since 2008 and was first developed as a WordPress teaching tool.
  • InstantWP has been downloaded over a million times.
  • InstantWP is trusted by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide in universities, schools and businesses for teaching, developing and working with WordPress.
  • The company behind InstantWP is Corvideon,  a small software company based in Dublin, Ireland.

Features

  • InstantWP comes complete with it’s own built in Apache web server, PHP and MySQL installations that are started and stopped automatically.
  • InstantWP is contained within a self-configuring virtual machine, so it should not conflict with any software already running on your machine.
  • InstantWP can be installed as many times as you wish and deleted by simply removing the folder that it is running from. Nothing is left on your machine.
  • InstantWP comes with an easy to use GUI and a simple Web File Manager to access the WordPress themes and plugins.
  • For more advanced users, InstantWP is a portable Alpine Linux server with one click SSH access, a QEMU VM terminal that allows snapshots and a web-based console with WP-CLI installed.

Software Versions

The current version of InstantWP  contains the following software:

  • WordPress Version 4.7.1
  • PHP 7.0.14
  • MySQL – 10.1.20-MariaDB MariaDB Server
  • Apache/2.4.23 (Unix)
  • PHPMyAdmin Version 4.6.5.2
  • PHP Composer and WP-CLI also installed

For other software versions, please see the InstantWP wiki:

https://github.com/corvideon/InstantWP/wiki/Dependencies

Legal Stuff

  • InstantWP is released under the GPL v3. See the included LICENSE file.
  • You can use InstantWP for any purposes for an unlimited period of time.
  • InstantWP is provided free of charge.
  • InstantWP may be installed and used on any number of systems.
  • THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” BY CORVIDEON LTD AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
  • All trademarks and images are copyright of their respective owners.
  • Software licenses are provided in the respective software directories or links are included in the documentation below.
  • InstantWP is not associated with Automattic or WordPress.com.