wp server

Launches PHP's built-in web server for a specific WordPress installation.

$ wp server [--host=<host>] [--port=<port>] [--docroot=<path>] [--config=<file>]

Uses php -S to launch a web server serving the WordPress webroot. http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php

Importantly, PHP's built-in web server doesn't support .htaccess files. If this is a requirement, please use a more advanced web server.

OPTIONS

[--host=<host>] : The hostname to bind the server to.

default: localhost

[--port=<port>] : The port number to bind the server to.

default: 8080

[--docroot=<path>]
The path to use as the document root. If the path global parameter is set, the default value is it.
[--config=<file>]
Configure the server with a specific .ini file.

EXAMPLES

# Make the instance available on any address (with port 8080)
$ wp server --host=0.0.0.0
PHP 5.6.9 Development Server started at Tue May 24 01:27:11 2016
Listening on http://0.0.0.0:8080
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.

# Run on port 80 (for multisite)
$ wp server --host=localhost.localdomain --port=80
PHP 5.6.9 Development Server started at Tue May 24 01:30:06 2016
Listening on http://localhost1.localdomain1:80
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.

# Configure the server with a specific .ini file
$ wp server --config=development.ini
PHP 7.0.9 Development Server started at Mon Aug 22 12:09:04 2016
Listening on http://localhost:8080
Document root is /
Press Ctrl-C to quit.

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.

--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.

--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of "docker", "docker-compose", "vagrant").

--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.

--user=<id|login|email> Set the WordPress user.

--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.

--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.

--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.

--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).

--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.

--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.

--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.

--quiet Suppress informational messages.