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Hi all, Looking to get some information as to start up my Localhost install. I've got a site that is 100% running and I've been tasked with taking over maintenance for it. The person who developed it is has retired and is no longer in the capacity to work with us.
To start with I'd like to run the site in a localhost environment for a while and start doing updates there before I do the live version. The site is running 6.x and I need to get it to 6.y. I've been doing a LOT of reading but am still confused about one thing. How to I get a localhost environment to run the “same” version of SQL/PHP that my server/website is running? And is this even important? Am I over thinking this part of it? All of the localhost install packages I've installed are different than what we are running. Also what is the best localhost package to run? I see there is XAMPP, WAMPP, LAMP, etc. I primarily run windows however would be willing to do this on a Linux box if that was “best” (although there might be more of a learning curve.
Here is what our site is running:
From our site Drupal status pages:
MySQL database = 5.0.91
PHP = 5.2.17
From Website host control panel:
MySQL database = 5.0.91-log
PHP = 5.3.13 -----Why are these different versions????
Thanks in advance for any help provided. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along.