Methods for doing local server-side scripting testing

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    The methods I've come up with are:
    • MAMP software on the Mac
    • OS X Server on the Mac
    • Linux server in a virtual machine on the Mac
    • Linux server on another computer on the same network as the Mac
    I'm not sure which is best for my specific goal, which is replicating my web hosting environment for testing purposes. I use 1&1 Business hosting, which offers a choice of PHP 5.2, 5.4, and "PHP dev" (not sure which PHP version this is), as well as offering Python 2.6 and some version of Perl I won't be using.
     
  2. Jaguarxl macrumors member

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    Right now I'm doing some server-side tests using MAMP. I do that to test wordpress development and works perfectly.
     
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    If you want to replicate the environment properly then a linux vm is best (assuming the host is running linux?). Get the same version os as the host and install that as a vm. Try to match the disk space and memory you are allocated as well.

    Might take a bit of effort to set it up right, but could pay dividends in the long run for absolute surety of compatibility of your work.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Thanks! I'll give this a try.
     
  5. trenthanover macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I think MAMP will be the best.....because it almost works well.
     

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