I have started years ago developing locally on my PC Wordpress sites using WAMP & XAMP, as this provided multiple benefits, however now that staging sites are being offered by hosting providers, I wonder if it makes sense to keep developing locally.
Main advantages developing on staging sites:
- Faster! My local WAMP install is SLOW, no matter CPU, RAM & SSD! Dedicated VPS solutions are x times faster than a local install.
- Staging sites are created on the fly in a bunch of seconds with the most current data. No more bulky DB exports to the local dev. site
- The majority of domain-licensed plugins will keep working while offline versions won't
- Although locally developing, an Internet connection is required
Do you see any other benefit or drawback to continue developing locally?