I know there are plenty of articles and posts for setting up a development server. Yet I still find the need to write up the exact commands and process for my later self to refer to, especially since I haven’t found a clone function in VMware Fusion like the linux version has. A pet “when-I-have-time” project would be to turn these steps into a bash script.
Again, the environment is Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
If you’re going to access your web directory from another computer, you’ll need to change the file permissions on the web directory so you can put files. For example, my development server is a Ubuntu virtual machine but I do some development in a Windows vm and some development on my mac. In both cases, I connect with my development server over an sftp client that’s integrated into my editor environment.