A localhost is a web server that you install on your computer. It allows you to install any web script like WordPress, PHPNuke, PhpBB and others. This way you don’t have to run these on a live environment which a lot of people don’t have. When I was new to the web development world I used to design themes on a live host. It was awful for my bandwidth.
You will need to download XAMPP
You can preview a large chunk of web software than you can test out on BitNami. I also use my localhost to write my own scripts. It’s great if you want to learn to code.
Watch the video and have some fun!