Hello, I am new to DH and I have had no luck finding the answer to this question. I want to create a local version of the website so that I can update the online version by simply synchronizing the folders.
The leads me to the following questions.
1. Can I setup Debian, PHP5, and SQL so that they are the same as the online versions?
2. If I install add-ons like Drupal, can I reproduce it by simply copying folders or do I have to locally install them?
3. Assuming I have a setup the same as DH version, does it mean I only have to sync data folders and files?
I will try to setup a VirtualBox test version of Debian to accomplish this. Also, can I use Ubuntu instead?
Thanks you for any advice.
I found a few answers in this thread.
local duplicate of dreamhost?