The key difference compared to other php dev stack managers is that Steward is kept as fast and minimal as possible in order to avoid clutter, maintain compatibility with homebrew and allow for easy (or easier) troubleshooting.
No more hosts files, no virtual hosts, (almost) no sudo, no dependencies, no homebrew-update-phobia and no clutter. Have your php development stack up and running within minutes.
Steward consists of one single
.phar file that has all dependencies included, which also means steward should be compatible with most PHP versions. Also: you don’t have to install Steward with composer, so there will be no more
composer global dependency conflicts.
Quick and easy set-up
Single .phar executable
Eliminate DNS maintenance
Eliminate vhost maintenance
Switch php versions
Expose local site
Automatic https for local sites
Compatibility with homebrew