Another post on tooling with this time a quick and easy way to locally spin up a php server, for - say - php templating and testing.
php -S localhost:2222
As mentioned here, the CLI SAPI provides a built-in web server (as of PHP 5.4.0).
It is not intended to be a full-featured web server. But designed to aid application development.
Using the above command line is pretty much all is needed. Proof here with a tiny templated php website.