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Old 10-30-2002, 02:27 PM   #1
griff
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Info and Advice Please


Here is what I'm attempting to accomplish...maybe someone can steer me in the right direction.

I'm a website designer fluent in the Macromedia Products such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. No experience in Linux, PHP, MySQL but have built and deployed apps in MS Access not associated with the web.

Recently completed a project that was partially PHP and MySQL driven. Of course these items I had to "farm out".

The speed of PHP and MySql blew me away and I would like to become more familiar with then along with Linux.

The reason for Linux is all my sites (10 in all) are currently ran on a rented Unix box. What I would like to do is set up a "local system" that would almost duplicate the way my "rented unix box" is confiqured. So here are my questions

1.) Is it possible to do this? Can I imitate my current confiq on a local setup to include ftp"ing in files along with viewing dynamic web pages created with PHP and using the MySQl database.

2.)What I thought about doing was installing another hard drive on my local system and loading Linux, Apache, PHP and MySql on it and running them on a dual boot process. Can I create web pages on the windows side and ftp them in to my secondary hard drive as if it were a server?

Looking through some RH 8 Linux documentation I see a "server install type". Is this what I need instead of the personal or workstation setup?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

thanks
RSG
 
Old 10-30-2002, 03:02 PM   #2
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i don't quite understand your questions,

on the #2 q,
if u have dual boot, when u r on windows, your linux is not up
(no ftp to system which is not up --)
u can boot with linux and just copy files from windows partions.
afaik, windows can't see linux partitions(ext2,ext3..)
(caution: don't write to ntfs file system from linux)

without dual booting..
you can try 'vmware' or 'wine'
search with those..
it let u run window os or applications under linux
 
Old 10-31-2002, 07:11 AM   #3
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1) Yes
2) No, to do this you'll need to get a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) box on a local network, a pII with as much ram as you can afford and the required size hard drive is all you need, you only need a keyboard and monitor for the install, once thats done you can use webmin to maintain it.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 03:22 PM   #4
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RE: Aussie

Do you know of any documentation or tutorials on the setup of a local network as you are speaking of?


Thanks
RSG
 
Old 10-31-2002, 05:02 PM   #5
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Yes, have a look at the Home Network mini How-To at The Linux Documentation Project.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 05:14 PM   #6
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RE:Aussie

I took a quick look at the links..looks like great info.
If I can ever be of help to you in the Macromedia arena just give me a shout.


Thanks alot.
RSG
 
  


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