Local development with Local by Flywheel

(Ashbryant) #1

Okay right off the bat I’m sorry saying the F-word here, but I wanted to know if anyone here had/is using Local by Flywheel? https://local.getflywheel.com/

I have been looking for a replacement for my Ampps setup and had been migrating my sites over to a Docker set up that I came across, first this from 10up https://github.com/10up/wp-local-docker then a fork of it here https://github.com/lbngoc/php-docker-dev/ with a couple of customisations of my own, but while this is cool, and I’m learning about Docker more, I can’t help feel it is getting in the way of me doing ‘real’ coding and takes a while to set up and seem slow compared to the old Ampps setup ( I know it is better though ).

So this week I learnt of Local by Flywheel, and it almost seems too good to be true. It sits on a Docker setup, and has a great UI and most importantly takes 2 mins to get a site up and running WordPress, and even exposes a URL for you to show clients!

So do you guys use it? how do you use it with your Cloudways setups? can you edit it further to match a Cloudways server? Is it too good to be true? is there something better?