Once a site is installed you will be able to manipulate it as you would expect. You can reach key pages in three ways: from the site list, the site detail page, or by directly visiting them in your browser. The main places of interest:

The site itself

Your site can be reached using the open site icon in the site list next to each site, by clicking “Open site” on the site detail page or by visiting the site’s URL which you can find under “Site Host” in the site detail page.

HTTPS

You can visit your local sites through HTTPS. First, open the site details page and turn on HTTPS. Behind the scenes, a self-signed certificate will be generated and stored in the host OS. DevKinsta writes to the local keystore and for this operation it needs permission. On macOS type your password and on Windows accept the confirmation dialog.

DevKinsta site details

Note: If you’re using Firefox and see an SSL error when trying to view your site, here are the steps to solve that issue in Firefox, on Windows:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page.
  3. Type security.enterprise_roots.enabled in the Search field.
  4. Click the Toggle button next to the preference security.enterprise_roots.enabled to change its value from false to true.
  5. Restart Firefox

For more details and solutions for other operating systems, see Firefox’s guide to Setting Up Certificate Authorities (CAs) in Firefox.

Files

All your PHP files, WordPress theme, and the dependencies are located on your default site folder.

C:\Users\username\DevKinsta\sitename is the default directory for Windows users Macintosh /users/username/DevKinsta/sitename is the default folder for Mac users You can change the default site folder in settings.

WordPress backend (WP admin)

You can reach the admin by clicking the more icon in the site list and selecting “Open WP admin”, by clicking on the “WP Admin” button in the site detail page or visiting it in your browser (the WordPress admin can be accessed by appending “/wp-admin” to your site’s URL).

Database Management

Adminer is a database management tool and can be accessed by clicking the more icon in the site list and selecting “Open database Manager” in the dropdown list, or by clicking the “Database manager” button on the site detail page. For more information about Admin see our short page on Database manager.

E-mail Inbox

DevKinsta catches all e-mails which are sent by your site. You can manage e-mails site by site. Here you can find more details.

DevKinsta site emails

Logging

Both access.logs and php-fpm.logs are available for debugging and troubleshooting your site locally. Navigate to the DevKinsta/logs/ folder to view site logs. Every site’s separate log file can be viewed by your favourite text editor. Head over to Logging. to learn more.