Excellent distro for a VM?
I desire a light-weight Linux VM that I can run with VirtualBox on Windows so I can examine just how to release PHP applications, Mono applications, and so on. I do not require the UI and also was considering selecting the Ubuntu web server ISO. Is that an excellent selection? I recognize I can additionally download a prefabricated VM and also it's alluring. What does the community assume?
I would certainly advise making use of VMWare web server and also any kind of distro (I take place to make use of CentOS). The factor is that there are thousands of pre - constructed VM photos readily available on the VMware appliances internet site. VMware is an excellent virtualisation system and also is free.
as an example : Ubuntu LAMP stacks in numerous flavours.
Highly advise ubuntu web server. The web server setting will certainly not place much that you do not actually require, if anything. I run ubuntu on numerous web servers and also have actually constantly enjoyed with it.
You'll additionally locate lots of on-line assistance that pertains to your distro. Linux suggestions usually converts from one distro to the next, yet directory site courses are usually various. Ubuntu has a massive customer base, which usually suggests a less complicated time identifying what's incorrect.
Go to the SuseGallery and also do a fast look for Mono and also you will certainly locate JEOS Mono ASP.net which is currently arrangement for a lot of what you desire. It is currently a VM, simply download and also go. It is what I have actually simply begun making use of for some ASP.net movement tests on Windows with VirtualBox. You will certainly require to start Apache. You will certainly intend to set up port forwarding, I made use of the adhering to commands to open SSH and also HTTP website traffic :
c:\>vboxmanage modifyvm "<VMName>" --natpf1 "guestssh,tcp,,2222,,22" c:\>vboxmanage modifyvm "<VMName>" --natpf1 "guesthttp,tcp,,8080,,80"