I have been wanting to experiment with web designs et al and it is better to expriment on our desktop first before putting it up in the internet. Setting up a local server is really easy. This post shows how to set up a local server with wordpress engine with xampp.
So, while the local folders/roots folder will be in
C:\xampplite\htdocs, when the internet browser is opened, the address will be
C:\xampplite\htdocs\wordpress and in the browser: