Building A Local LAMP Server

This is based on a local VMWare Guest starting with Debian 7.4 (i386) because the server has less than 2GB RAM. Its actually 512MB RAM and 20GB disk, so that it matches the lowest Digital Ocean Droplet configuration. The reason I’m doing this is because I want to move away from CentOS onto Debian longer term.

  1. Download the internet installer as its only about 240MB and boot a new VM from that. Use the text installer UI to install.
  2. Add install options of Web and SQL to the offered list.
  3. Install VMware Tools, but this requires the installation of GCC using apt-get install build-essential.
  4. {Next step is to test Apache and MySQL then update the snapshot}