With the oil server implementation, you don't even need to have a full blown webserver installed! It will use the webserver build into PHP as of version 5.4. Start it on the commandline, and use your browser to point to the hostname and port you've specified (by default, http://localhost:8000).
$ php oil server Listening on http://localhost:8000 Document root is public/ Press Ctrl-C to quit.
When you're finished, press Ctrl-C to terminate the server.