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coldraven
July 5th, 2011, 09:02 AM
Hello all, I would like to create a virtual server on my laptop to emulate the server on my web-host. They are running:
Apache 2.2.8
MySql 4.1.22
PHP 5.2.6
Perl 5.8.8
Kernel vers. 2.6.9-89.0.19smp (Is that Red Hat Linux?)
My idea is to be able to experiment with PHP and MySQL using a mirror of my web-site so it will not matter if I break it.
If I managed to create something wonderful I will know that it will work when I upload it .

I am using VirtualBox already for VMs but I have never experimented with servers. Should I just install Ubuntu 11.04 server and install the software above or is there something else I should think about doing? I don't really want to learn about Red Hat if I can use Ubuntu instead.
My laptop has 2xTurion, 2GHZ, 4GB ram so it should run OK.
Thanks for any tips or links.

falko
July 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Should I just install Ubuntu 11.04 server and install the software above
Yes, you can do that. But please keep in mind that Ubuntu's software versions will be different (for example MySQL 5 instead of 4), and that paths might differ.

coldraven
July 6th, 2011, 10:50 AM
Yes, you can do that. But please keep in mind that Ubuntu's software versions will be different (for example MySQL 5 instead of 4), and that paths might differ.
Thanks falko I will give it a try. I like your web-site, I'll be back :)