LOCAL hangs up/crashes "Starting up Site Services" 2023

What issue or error are you experiencing?

LOCAL used to work great! a few years back, same computer but running an earlier OS. I think the version was 5.xxx and maybe 6.xxx.

Starting up Services never completes itself. Force quit LOCAL, restart LOCAL the attempted website is listed but does not open, click on FIX IT but nothing happens. Database shows this:

What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc

It happens every time. I even switched to a bare bones USER and got the same results.

System Details

  • Local Version:

Latest, 7.2.0

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:

Mac, Big Sur

Local Logs

Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)

local-logs.zip (4.4 KB)

Security Reminder
Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Welcome back to Local! Did you just install 7.2 from scratch or did you upgrade from one of the previous versions?

In order to refresh here and start with a clean slate could you give the below troubleshooting steps a try?

  • Export any sites that you have on Local and save them to a folder somewhere on your computer.

  • Fully uninstall Local from your computer.

  • Install the latest macOS version of Local on this link.

  • Once installed, please restart the computer.

  • When the computer is restarted and turned on, close any applications that automatically run in the background (AntiVirus, Firewall, and other Developer applications included).

  • Check and see if the issue still persists. If so, please provide us with an updated log. Retrieving Local’s Log File

Keep us posted and we’d be happy to help further!