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Old 10-17-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Smile Full linux website in house

Hi All
Being a newbie this site has requested I intro myself to increase the site functionability.
Here goes:
I have a number of small businesses with websites hosted by an independent ISP. No problem here. But I now find the websites are growing and that I'm testing new pages and scripts live (not good). I'm now going to dedicate a PC an run the websites local to debug before upload to go live. (ie a local carbon copy of our remote live webites)
I would like to run a full linux (Fedora 11 ??) setup, with Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and what ever else required.
I use Dreamweaver4, Fireworks8, Flash8, Flashpaper2, Contribute3, PHPRunner, Opitperl, Java Scripts and Photoshop7.
Can those in the know point me in the right direction for tutorials or links dedicated to this sort of request. Phew !!
Please note I don't build websites for a job, I'm writing my own for own small business's.
If I'm in the wrong thread, a 1000 sorry's.
Best regards to you all
PS. I've searched through threads, but my query returns 100's and not all related.
Old 10-17-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Check the wiki pages for the distribution your thinking about using.
The LQ wiki has
I'm a Ubuntu user I used this as my guide when I set up my lamp server ApacheMySQLPHP - Community Ubuntu Documentation

can't say about other distributions - but in Ubuntu adding a lamp server can be done with the command
sudo tasksel install lamp-server

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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As far as the distro (and services/apps) goes, I'd recommend getting exactly the same as your hosting company, otherwise you'll be plagued by minor but important differences...
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dunno - but how about CVS ?
Old 10-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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We do exactly what you describe.

We use Fedora 11, with a self-downloaded MySQL 5 instance (i . e. we downloaded a binary MySQL 5 install, and installed that instead of using FC11 packages) and a self-downloaded PHP5 instance (which we compiled locally).

To match our ISP ( I simply popped a phpinfo() into an online server we have with them and examined what it spat out. I then downloaded and compiled all necessary packages and setup parameters on our local Linux FC11 dev server to match the live server.

We now do all development locally on the dev server and upload the entire site once done. It works fine. So your idea is definitely possible. The only problems we have had so far were some minor library version incompatibilities as regards GD (when implemented in PHP's as a graphics library) - for the rest it was quite painless.

Most what you need to do is quite easy and MySQL and PHP have extensive forums and other users available on their BBs that will be able to help you to the nth detail. Alternatively, post here again with specific questions and odds are you will get quick answers.

Last edited by rylan76; 10-19-2009 at 06:40 AM.
Old 10-20-2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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Thanks all for your feedback. Much appreciated.
Well, here goes, one duplicate inhouse website coming up. I don't have a problem running scripts, MySQL and loading htm pages from my local network, but it's all running under windows . I want to get into linux as well. Once again many thanks.


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