It’s no secret that creating a proper web hosting environment can be a pain. Main reason being that there are many things that you have to take into consideration. Processor, storage, memory and sometimes if the motherboard can support it all. And I’m getting far ahead of myself again.

When it comes to creating WordPress themes and plugins finding the right environment can be tricky. Even more so when you use a Windows operating system.


What is it? Vagrant is an amazing tool and an amazing thing to get to know. I’m still in the process of learning and I love it. It does deal a lot with the command line so I have to familiarize myself with that once more. It has been years since I’ve used it.

Virtual Box

Yes. A box. A virtual one at that. VirtualBox is another great tool when it comes to creating a working environment. The main reason I love it is because you can have several machines on one system. Meaning you can have Linux, Windows and possibly OSX running on any machine you want. Keep in mind it is a virtual instance and not the real thing so some errors may occur.

Learning as you go

A few weeks ago I saw more and more posts being shared about VVV. I was super impressed and fell in love with it. So I did a little more research and came across a few other posts about how to work with VVV. I figured I’d share with you a few of those:

Those are just some of the links I wanted to share. There are more but didn’t want to create a giant list of links. I mean after all that’s what a search engine is for, right?