I’ve used DesktopServer to set up a localhost environment for my WordPress sites.
After using it several times, I figured it’s best to try what did work which include WAMP, XAMPP, MAMP, and AMPPS.
Recently, I tried Local by Flywheel but it was too slow yet the easiest to install.
Before I locally set up a website, I need to clean up the mess left behind by DesktopServer.
Steps on How to Delete DesktopServer
This is what I did to clear all the files of DesktopServer on my computer with Windows 10.
- Delete the folder in
C:\This PC\Documents\Websites (or whatever name you choose to contain the websites)
- After deleting the files above, you can also restore your original system hosts file. This is optional.
I had no idea about this until I decided to delete DesktopServer on my computer. So whenever I try something new similar to DesktopServer, I’ll check this file.
What Am I Using Now?
I installed AMPPS on my Toshiba laptop and would give it a try before installing it to my ACER desktop. If you have any recommendation, I would love to know especially if it’s a freeware.