Yes, you can definitely use it on the local server, which supports the minimum template’s requirements:
- PHP 7.0.0+, 7.1.3-7.1.x, 7.2 or 7.3
- MySQL 5.1 database support with utf8mb4 encoding
- with ‘openssl’ extension enabled on the server
Compatibility with more recent PHP versions is coming soon - subscribe for MotoCMS 3 updates to make your MotoCMS 3 template compatible with newer PHP versions!
If you decide to use a server provided by a hosting provider, we recommend Inmotion Hosting. This is a really reliable hosting provider whose servers are fully corresponding to all of our requirements. Also, as a MotoCMS customer you will have a discount with them! Please use the following link in order to get this discount.
As an alternative, you can get hosting with our other partner BlueHost. This is a top-rated hosting where prices start from $3.95 per month.
Once you're ready to publish your website and make it available by an easy-to-remember address (domain) you may need to purchase a domain. You can do this with InMotion, BlueHost or any other domain registrar. Also, we recommend you to think about purchasing a domain with us by this link.
You'll be able to point the purchased domain to your server anytime!