Pardon the lengthy explanation below, I'm stuck and I don't know how to achieve something that should be simple. If you can help, I will be most grateful :)
I have a dedicated server with virtualmin on it, installed by a technician with whom I've been working for plenty of years now, and on this virtualmin there are a number of websites for me or my family running.
I want to test stuff on one of those websites (change some server settings, eagerly read the apache error logs, see if the website crashes altogether or malfunctions).
But in order to keep that website online and well, I want to run a copy of it in a sheltered environment, on my home computer, a windows10 machine.
For this, I have successfully installed an Ubuntu 14 server LTS into my usual vmware workstation player, and I have successfully installed virtualmin on it. I can successfully load the virtualmin administration interface on a localhost url, https://192.168.16.129:10000/ , and finally the post-install final configuration and checkup was successfully performed.
... so far, so good.
But now, what?!? :D
I'm thinking of duplicating a website backup of my production website, as virtualmin does it so well, whose files I would temporarily place in a publicly reachable location, and that I would wget into my virtual machine, on my home PC.
And then, load it into virtualmin, as part of the process to restore a website from a backup.
However, if I did that, the website wouldn't work, wouldn't it? It would "want" to work on its .com domain, and would fail to be loaded, and thus fail to be tested, wouldn't it?
If so, would there be a way to "cheat" the system so that the website, running within the virtualmin running within the virtual machine on my home computer, would falsely think it was still online and running?
I'm running out of ideas, and my google-fu is so poor I'm not finding a how-to. Really, if you can help, I'll be most grateful, thank you! :)