How do you install WordPress to your computer?
Sometimes you are going to want to install a development version of WordPress so that you can work on it without messing with your existing WordPress installation.
In situations where speed is a big priority (and you aren’t comfortable doing major coding) while accessing your hosting server through the internet, you may wish to install WordPress on your local computer.
This can be done, but it involves installing several other pieces of software first. Also… there is another way to have a development copy of your site without your having to install it first on your local computer (when coding speed is NOT an issue).
Find out the various solutions here.