Everything seems to be working very nicely thanks to your patience and dedication. I was able to use Filezilla to copy a number of files to the UBUNTU server and do all the tricks with them.

I do have a couple of questions though.

I set up “rgc” as the “testuser” in the example that you provided. I’m curious if I would do any damage if I altered the /etc/passwd file to add the super user “ray” to be able to access the server? Not a necessity, just wondering.

Also in Post 16 you mentioned:

after the changes you will loose phpmyadmin; a hurdle that we can take later. So don't panic
Is there something special that I will need to do to be able to access the phpmyadmin utility now?

My education in making this all work has taken a long path and I am thrilled to be able to have a local developmental server available to play with.

Now I just have to figure out how to set up Dreamweaver so that I can have it copy my work to the LAMP server. I’m not there yet.