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I am in a need to have my own web server as I use to have few websites to be tested on monthly basis.

I plan to get some cheap P4 laptop which will do that task and am planning to install Ubuntu on it for PHP, MySQL.

Can you suggest some configurations I must have including Processor, RAM, Hard Drive and etc.

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Ubuntu provide lists of certified hardware and minimum requirements

Although you want a server, your hardware is not server class, so I'd install a minimal desktop version and then install the Apache packages, this process is mentioned at the Ubuntu website

It's worth noting that Apache PHP and MySQL can be installed on Windows too.

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yes I currently have on windows but Ubuntu is good for commercial use –  Neutralizer Dec 6 '10 at 14:56
    
today I came back to this post and giggled to how naive I used to be :) –  Neutralizer Dec 10 '13 at 21:06

More RAM is always good, however, since you don't plan on actually hosting the sites from the laptop, anything should work.

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