In part 1, I got Ubuntu installed and was able to connect from my Windows laptop. Now I need to get Apache, MySQL, and PHP installed.
First, Apache. The command to install is simple:
sudo apt-get install apache2 … and a few minutes later, Apache is up and running. I put the ip address into my browser, and i got “It Works!”. Sweet.
To get PHP working, I followed this installation guide. The guide is more for if you are USING the machine you’re installing to, but it works over SSH. The one extra thing I did was get into the /var/www directory… then type
sudo nano test.php . In the file I put in <?php phpinfo(); and then Ctrl-O to save it. Then in the browser, went to http://192.168.1.6/test.php and I got the PHP configuration page. It worked again!
I followed the install guide for MySQL, and in a couple of minutes it was done. I kept the main user as “root” with no password, then the command “mysql -u root” got me connected with no problem. Then there’s this handy page with lots of useful commands.
So I’m all set up. Now, I’m wondering what to do next. How can I transfer local files to the dev machine? I’ve read about installing samba and then map a drive… or use git, and push it to the dev machine… or even something like Phing, which I’d need a crash course in. That’s next…