Thanks for dropping in. I don't suppose that you know anything about how I go about getting the Apache server set up so it is like my web host account structure? I need to access the webserver on my PC and have a local development copy so that I can develop and test the site locally..?
I put in http://127.0.0.1/
and get the "It Works!" message which is nice but utterly useless to me as I can not modify the file in that folder. and the other issue is that my web host is using a different linux system than mine. They use a RedHat server and have a structure like this...
where the domain.com is the domain name of the site.
The FTP side of things that I also need to emulate has a path like /home/sites/domain.com so that you see in that folder the public_html folder.
I have tried reading it up on the Apache site but that makes as much sense as wall sockets in a swimming pool.
I see regular notice about updates to things like PHP and Apache as well as other things that this install appears to have but I can not access.
I really really need to set up a server that has Apache, URL rewriting, PHP and MySQL and if possible SQL Lite and any other web goodies I can lay my hands on. I also need to FTP the files.
I need to mirror the server for development. Its painfully slow with my dongle modem. The thing is meant to be (HSDPA) broadband but its more like 2G.
So does anyone have the Dummies Dummies Dummy guide to Dummies guide to Linux simplified ladybird book edition?