Sometimes you might need to get a local dev environment up quickly for testing, demonstrating, or just evaluating Backdrop and or contrib modules. I've found this 5 min recipe helpful.
- Download Backdrop with Drush
drush dlb backdrop --path=myawesomeapp
- Move into your newly downloaded Backdrop directory
- Initialize a LAMP or LEMP stack with Lando
lando init --recipe backdrop
- Start your new Backdrop app
Lando will give you some URLs that you can visit, install, and use Backdrop with.
You can also quickly install Backdrop with Drush:
lando drush si --db-url=mysql://backdrop:backdrop@database/backdrop
Nothing here requires you to use Lando. If you already have a local LAMP stack you can use the drush commands independently of Lando.