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I have installed ubuntu on my computer. Now i want to make it same like we have linux on VPS.

So that i can make websites just like on online vps but by using local IP.

IN my online VPS i use cpanel and WHM. Can i use similar software on home ubuntu.

What are the other alternatives to make webistes on local ubuntu

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Of course:

$ apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server

Add/remove packages depending your desired environment and Bob's your Uncle.

Now - hosting websites on your home computer...that's another issue altogether. I assume you're just hoping to use the local machine for development, correct?

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Edit: If you want a WHM-like control panel without having to purchase software, you can look into Webmin and Virtualmin. That said, I'd highly suggest you learn how to set up your server without the aid of these GUI packages. The likelihood is fairly high that, someday, you'll need to make changes on a server that doesn't have these tools installed. If you learn how to do these tasks on the CLI, you'll be all set.

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yes i just want for local development –  John Dec 3 '09 at 4:03

WHM is a commercial product -- go buy a copy and sure, you can run it on your home box.

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