Many developers start development in their local environment and then go to a staging environment when the work is done. In many instances, the local environment has minimal resources required for the development. Most of the beginners prefer managed local hosting but developers like to create a website in a localized environment. If you are working with localhost, setting up virtual hosts and free XAMPP/WAMP stack is a straightforward task.
XAMPP/WAMP stack ensures that when the time comes to take the project live, the database(s) could be moved easily without any hassle.