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wp server

Launches PHP’s built-in web server for a specific WordPress installation.

Uses php -S to launch a web server serving the WordPress webroot. http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php

Importantly, PHP's built-in web server doesn't support .htaccess files. If this is a requirement, please use a more advanced web server.

Usage

wp server [--host={host}] [--port={port}] [--docroot={path}] [--config={file}]

You can specify global options and the following:

[--host={host}]
The hostname to bind the server to.
Default: localhost
[--port={port}]
The port number to bind the server to.
Default: 8080
[--docroot={path}]
The path to use as the document root. If the path global parameter is set, the default value is it.
[--config={file}]
Configure the server with a specific .ini file.

Examples

# Make the instance available on any address (with port 8080)
$ wp server --host=0.0.0.0
PHP 5.6.9 Development Server started at Tue May 24 01:27:11 2016
Listening on http://0.0.0.0:8080
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.
# Run on port 80 (for multisite)
$ wp server --host=localhost.localdomain --port=80
PHP 5.6.9 Development Server started at Tue May 24 01:30:06 2016
Listening on http://localhost1.localdomain1:8080
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.
# Configure the server with a specific .ini file
$ wp server --config=development.ini
PHP 7.0.9 Development Server started at Mon Aug 22 12:09:04 2016
Listening on http://localhost:8080
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.

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