So my cheap webhost is not cutting it for my side project. So I’m now moving it to my local machine since it is 99% for my own usage. The directions on this page for XAMPP are dead simple to follow. You have to do a little mental tweaking since they are a bit outdated, but you’ll quickly see the holes.
Next up, I copied the modules and files (for me, just photos) over to the new location. The images were located in sites/default.