Setup Linux webserver on PC running Windows

Is there a way to setup a Linux/Ubuntu local webserver on a PC while retaining the Windows operating system?

I’m just getting started with Linux studies and don’t want to convert everything over just yet, and I’m afraid of toying around with my live server.


Yes, setup a virtual machine (try Windows Virtual PC if you can’t afford VMware) and load it with an iso of Ubuntu.



If you are running Ubuntu VirtualBox is an easier option. But in any case virtualization is the way to go here.