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Running test server from Ubuntu

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hi all! I have the newest version of Ubuntu and was hoping to run a test server of Vanilla Forum for a teacher friend who is looking to use it for one of her classes. Is there a way to do it without jeopardizing the rest of my network? Sorry if this is to vague...

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    @massahwahl

    Your request IS too vague to get useful help (at least, imo.)

    Do you want to test run Vanilla on a home network, in which case you could use something like XAMPP for Linux

    or do you mean that you have a website, and would like to run a test version of Vanilla through your webserver?

    If it's the second, then I can't see any problems. Vanilla just sits in its own folder, and keeps itself to itself, apart from the sql db.

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    Preferably I would like to do it from home without damaging my home network (my home server is acting as a PDC using Samba) but I could potentially have a website to test it on as well. However, the website I would use is already running an older version of vanilla, is it possible to run two separate versions of vanilla at the same time from the same server?

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    Yes you can run as many versions as you like. it is just a standard lamp application.

    grep is your friend.

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    And they wont interfere with one another?

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    No.

    Why would they?

    They reside in different folders.

    You can even have two different versions of Vanilla on the same server using the same DB (although some small glitches occur.)

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    The tables are prefixed. You can keep two, in the same db. But there is no reason to do this unless your host only allows one db, which is pretty unlikely these days.

    You cannot hook two version to the same data as they will not sync well. However it is possible to do if you know what you are doing.

    grep is your friend.

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