Can I download joomla.org and templates to my computer to build my web site on the computer prior to loading it to my server? Thanks
Joomla runs best on Apache web server with MySQL and PHP.
Moving a Joomla Website
The easiest way to move a website from the web to your local machine or vice versa is to use free or paid version of Akeeba Backup to backup the website, FTP the file to the destination, and then use Akeeba Kickstart to restore the website to the destination.