I am hoping to get guidance on using Apache and MySQL servers on Ubuntu 12.04. I am new to Linux, and am trying to setup a "Localhost" dynamic for basic website design.
In windows - I had used a simple free utiliy called XAMPP which installed Apache, MySQL, and a Localhost folder for my wesite work to reside. Though basic, this XAMPP install worked pretty good for my needs. Is there some stable utility in the Ubuntu depositories that will give me Apache and MySQL servers with a" htdocs(localhost)" folder where I can put websites that are under construction - (something similar to XAMPP) ? If not - instruction on how to manually configure this dynamic would be much appreciated.
Also, would welcome suggestions as to which is better. Thanks.