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Production (live) server vs Testing Server

Hi,

I fork out a lot of money for a live production server a month, it uses WHM and cPanel

I want to have a testing server to test from taht is not local on my pc, but the issue is should it be cPanel? Don't want to spend a lot either

What are the best ways to pick out options on a test server?

Thanks,
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your testing server does not have to use cPanel.
it just need to have the same environment, like php, mySQL, ...etc. what ever components you are using.


use virtual box to create a testing virtual machine and configure it to be as close as possible to the production server.

I believe you can even download cPanel so you can install it yourself on the test machine.
http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/InstallationGuide/WebHome
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Well, how about just using a hosting company for 7 or 8 bucks a month? Like Host Gator that uses cPanel.

Are add-on domains ok to use for this purpose in cPanel?

I have the MAIN domain which is a dummy on, then use all of the test ones as addons
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