I have a web application connected to a MySQL database (both of which are given to clients and stored on their own servers). Both of these are served out of an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine running through Parallels desktop on a host Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2).
I need to test my application on Windows, Mac, and Linux, with browsers IE9, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. I can test with Firefox on my Ubuntu VM, but as of now that's the best I can do.
I have Chrome and Safari on my Mac, but can't set up the server and database correctly to save my life on Mac (fought with it for 8 days before throwing in the towel, and that's why I have the VM). I tried to access the Parallels server from Mac using a few tips I found on the Net, no luck.
And, I haven't even been able to try testing on IE yet.
So, the point of this is, I'm sure there has to be a better way to test than messing with all these configurations. I have no idea how without getting 3 different computers, setting up the server on each one, duplicating all the files, and handling it that way. I've never heard of a Mac (or any computer for that matter) that's strong enough to handle 2 virtual machines.
Does anyone know of a methodology I'm missing, or a configuration I could try? At this point, anything would be helpful.
This post has been edited by Zel2008: 29 March 2013 - 01:15 PM