I am new to Linux. I have my website done in php/mysql on windows.
I like to migrate it to linux environment.
If I buy a laptop will I be able to do this while running windows?
If so what type of laptop specifications I should be looking at?
Long run I want to buy a server or a desktop to leave my site up and running.
What typre of specification I should be looking at?
Joined: Jan 23, 2002
I'd say pretty much any laptop will do for developing PHP/MySQL applications on Windows, provided that the laptop specs are good enough to 1) running Windows itself, and 2) running the IDE you want to use
MySQL is pretty lightweight and Apache/IIS is the same. Obviously the amount of traffic matters, but since you're hosting it at home, I suspect the traffic is rather light as well?
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You wan't to run linux on windows (look at cygwin), or alterating? Both will not depend on your hardware.
What to look at? If I would set up a server at home, my bottleneck would be the upspeed to the internet. The second problem would be, how to find out, what is most important: Speed, security, 24*7 uptime, backups, marketing, ...