Drupal development environment

Feb 11 2013

Part 2: Installing Vagrant DLAMP server on Windows 7 PC

In Part 1, we installed Vagrant with only Ubuntu. See: Part 1: Gettng Started with Vagrant on Windows 7 PC

In this tutorial, we will be installing Vagrant along with a DLAMP stack. (Drupal/Linux/Apache/PHP/mySQL) You will need to have VirtualBox, Git and Putty installed.
A hard connection to the Internet
VirtualBox needs to be installed.
Git needs to be installed.
Putty needs to be installed. (putty-0.62-installer.exe)
Recommended: 8 GB RAM is recommended to run VirtualBox on Windows PCs
We will be using a chef script written by Jeff Eaton to download the base box, precise32, instead of using lucid32 like the example in Part 1.
Feb 11 2013

Part 1: Getting Started with Vagrant on Windows 7 and 8

Before starting this tutorial, be sure to read this article: Introduction to Vagrant

In this tutorial, we will be installing Vagrant, a bare bones server with Ubuntu installed. Vagrant is a server that runs under VirtualBox. You will need to have VirtualBox installed. You will also need to have Putty installed in order to access your new Vagrant server via SSH. These instructions also apply to Windows 8.
Jan 28 2013

Introduction to Vagrant: Development environments made easy

Vagrant is a flexible, reproducible server.

Using Vagrant, you can set up a complete LAMP server in about 30 minutes
-          If you are working with a team and you want to ensure that each team member has the exact same server configuration, you can use Vagrant.
-          If you are working on custom PHP or Drupal core patches and you want to make sure that the recurring error message is from a code error and not a server configuration error, you can use Vagrant.