[kwlug-disc] Virtualbox uses

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Fri Jan 29 09:28:08 EST 2010

I thought I'd pass this along for the web developers in the crowd.  I'm 
using virtualbox to run two versions of the same website side by side, 
for testing.

I've got apache running on my linux desktop.  I've got my /etc/hosts 
file for the website I'm working on pointing to my desktop.  So when I 
run firefox to visit my site, I see the test version running on my 
desktop.  Then I've got virtualbox running XP as a window, and firefox 
inside that - that hosts files of course points to my live website.

Voila, my live and my test version of the same website, side by side in 

It's saving me a ton of time. 


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