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Virtual Machine LAMP on Windows


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Virtual Machine LAMP on Windows

  1. 1. (almost) Seamless Linux on Windows with Virtual Machine<br />Drupal Camp LA 2011<br />
  2. 2. Why?<br />Slow site performance on Windows<br />Drush is not fully supported<br />Needs to replicate hosting environment<br />Fail safe <br />
  3. 3. I Still Want to Use Windows!<br />*nix emulator <br />(Cygwin, MKS Toolkit, etc)<br />AMP stack on Windows<br />(XAMPP / WAMP / Acquia Dev. Desktop)<br />
  4. 4. OK, Other Options?<br />Linux in virtual machine <br />Switch to Linux or Mac entirely<br />Great reference on<br />Drupal Quickstart: Pre-made Development Environment (<br />
  5. 5. Extra Benefit<br />Play and learn Linux<br />Familiarity with web hosting stuffs<br />A great intro to VPS and Grid Computing<br />(clustering, load-balancing, failover, etc.)<br />
  6. 6. [Show VM Unity and Full screen]<br />
  7. 7. Virtual Machine<br />Install virtualization software<br />(VirtualBox, Virtual PC, VMware Player/Workstation/ESXi, etc.)<br />Configure virtual machine hardware<br />Set up the virtual networking(s)<br />Install Linux distro (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.)<br />Install Apache, MySQL, PHPbstack<br />Install Drush<br />
  8. 8. Seamless and a Brave New World<br />Vmware Player/Workstation: Unity view<br />VirtualBox: Seamless Mode<br />Full screen mode (+ start to use Linux more often )<br />
  9. 9. [Demo webpage loading time from XAMPP and VM]<br />
  10. 10. Q&A<br />