What does DevKinsta do?
DevKinsta makes local site creation and development quick and easy. Spin up a single or Multisite WordPress site with Nginx, MariaDB, and more with a single click. Take advantage of local database and email management tools to develop themes, plugins, and custom sites, all on your local machine. When you’re ready to go live, push your site directly to Kinsta.
Local WordPress development for everyone
For developers, DevKinsta offers a local environment for developing WordPress themes, plugins, and more. DevKinsta is powered by Docker, which means your local WordPress sites are isolated and secured through containerization. Compared to VirtualBox, a virtualization technology used by other local development apps, Docker has a lower resource footprint and near-native performance.
For agencies, DevKinsta lets you test plugin and theme updates for your clients locally to avoid site-breaking changes in production. Clone client sites and work on them locally. When you’re done, push changes to Kinsta with a single click.
For freelancers, DevKinsta lets you create, edit and duplicate WordPress local installs quickly and intuitively. Troubleshoot client sites offline and then push your work directly to a Kinsta staging environment.
Ben Townsend from LayerWP
Being able to pull sites hosted with Kinsta, push them to staging, and create a local environment has made my life so much easier. Reviewing plugins/themes and endlessly putting them on domains is now a thing of the past. Even if you’re not hosting with Kinsta, I’d recommend the tool.
Paul Andrew from Speckyboy
I tried it… and loved it! I was still setting up my local environment using XAMPP, like a cavemen! It’s a game-changer for me.
Eric Karkovack from Speckyboy
If you’re a Kinsta customer, you’ll love the added convenience DevKinsta provides. There’s no need to mess with complicated export plugins. This will seriously streamline your workflow.
One-click WordPress site creation
Launch WordPress sites, including multisites, with a single click! Every DevKinsta site is powered by a modern hosting stack plus the latest version of WordPress Core. You’ll also get access to powerful tools like a built-in database manager, SMTP server, WP_DEBUG toggle, and more.
PHP 7.x and 8.x support
Use DevKinsta to test your site with the latest version of PHP in a safe environment. DevKinsta supports PHP 7.2-8.0, and you can switch versions with just a few clicks. If your project is tied to a specific PHP version, DevKinsta lets you choose a version for your site.
Local email management
DevKinsta ships with a powerful SMTP server and email testing tool. Catch and inspect outgoing emails to debug contact forms, marketing automations, site notifications, and more!
Built-in database manager
DevKinsta includes Adminer, a lightweight database management tool. Use Adminer to edit WordPress database tables, execute SQL queries, and more.
Seamless integration with MyKinsta
Download your live site, work on it offline, and push it back to your Kinsta staging environment. Full integration with MyKinsta means you can easily merge DevKinsta into your current workflow.
A community of WordPress experts
As a tool built for website, plugin, and theme developers, DevKinsta is built for a robust community of WordPress users worldwide. Join our community forum to exchange with others, provide feedback, and contribute to shaping the future of DevKinsta.
Powered by Docker
DevKinsta leverages the power of Docker to create a secure and fast local WordPress development experience. With Docker, your local site’s hosting stack is automatically containerized and optimized for security and near-native performance no matter what host OS you’re running.
Available for macOS, Windows, and Linux in 10 languages
DevKinsta is available as a free download for macOS, Windows, and Linux/Ubuntu. In addition to English, DevKinsta also supports French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, and Danish.