|Recipe 39||Setting Up a Virtual Machine|
We want to test PHP scripts and configurations on a local server that looks like our production server. We need to set up an environment in which it’s safe to experiment.
We can use virtualization and open-source tools to create a server playground that runs on our laptop or workstation. We’ll use the free VirtualBox software and the Ubuntu Server Linux distribution to build this environment, and we’ll then set up the Apache web server with PHP so we can use this environment to test some PHP web projects.
We need to grab two pieces of software: the Ubuntu server operating system and VirtualBox, an open-source ...