Create A virtual machine for web development test environment.
I'm looking into creating a virtual machine to mirror a web hosting environment I pay for. Long story short, I need a lab so I am not taking down the live site with my mistakes.
1 - What OS is most commonly used and / or best for running apache web server?
My paid host is running "Operating System =linux; Kernel Version 188.8.131.52-grsec-sg2"
2 - What is the best open source solution for creating a virtual linux machine on a box running XP?
Thanks in advance for any guidance!